Look into your local American Culinary Federation (ACF).... They have apprentice programs which will cost much less, some may even be free.
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Jason Francisco’s Answer
Hope this helps you in your journey!
Goodluck in you career!
Jonathan Agnew’s Answer
6 Months. Then You Can Take An Online Exam At 123ce.com; After Taking Several Other Certification Exams. Each Course Ending With Your Certifying Exam Will Cost You $150-$350. Know Your Craft And Succeed.
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