Arkansas Food Jobs offers training for newcomers to the foodservice and hospitality industry, as well as short-term training workshops and services for industry organizations and their staffs.


Food Jobs Work is a 6-week intensive job training program for newcomers to the industry, most commonly offered to the underemployed or recently incarcerated. This program is currently offered in conjunction with the Career Services center at Our House shelter in Little Rock as well as the Rock City Reentry program of the Little Rock Workforce Development Board. If you are interested in attending this program or in hiring our graduates, please email us for more information.


Organizational Training and Services

For restaurants, hotels, lodges, and other foodservice and hospitality organizations, we offer a series of short-term training programs and other services. We specialize in allergy and celiac-friendly service consultation, as we have an on-staff, executive-level chef consultant connected with Beyond Celiac. We also utilize a network of local and regional experts on operations and other issues. Please click here to email us for more information.

  • Front of House and Back of House training for dealing with customers with allergies and other food-related medical issues (presentation to employees)
  • Menu and kitchen consultation, including allergy/medical issue preparedness (management level)
  • HACCP plan development and implementation
  • Operations consulting (problem solving, service/ticket times, menu planning, equipment, etc.)