Recording Radio Film Connection and CASA Schools

We connect you to the culinary arts business by training you on-the-job!

What makes the Chef Apprentice School of the Arts different? Our entire approach. Let us explain…

You know the drill. You want to learn to be a chef, so you enroll in an expensive culinary arts school, learn in a class with a bunch of other students, and graduate with a diploma (and lots of debt). And then the REAL challenge begins: the challenge of convincing a fine dining establishment that you have what it takes to serve their discriminating customers.

What if you could bypass all that? What if you could learn the art of fine food preparation one-on-one from a successful, experienced chef in a real professional kitchen?

Welcome to CASA. the Chef Apprentice School of the Arts. That’s EXACTLY how we run things around here. We train you on-the-job by placing you as an extern in a real restaurant or hotel kitchen, learning side-by-side from a real culinary professional, all for a tuition rate that’s far below what conventional culinary schools charge for culinary education.


Is the Chef Apprentice School of the Arts for Me?

Who Should Take This Program

Who Should Take This Program

The Chef Apprentice School of the Arts' (CASA) program is designed for anyone who is serious about a career in the dining industry. Do you want to be the next Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Rachael Ray or Gordon Ramsey? Do you dream of owning your own restaurant or a whole chain of them? Do you love making delectable pastries or baking beautiful cakes? Do you thrive on the challenge of serving great food to lots of people? Do you want to own your own catering business? If you said yes to any of these, our program is a great starting point to help you get there and with on-the-job training with a personal mentor, our curriculum can be adapted to fit your particular career goals.

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Learn Near Where You Live!

Where the CASA Externships are Located

Where the CASA Externships are Located

The food service industry is everywhere so why should you have to relocate somewhere far away to go to culinary school? Our program is currently accepting applications to extern at one of our externship locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta. Click here to find a CASA externship locations near you.


CASA is a division of The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools (RRFC), a trade school based on the mentor-extern training approach.


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