Hospitality Trainings

Hospitality Training Programs

Palmetto Goodwill offers hospitality training programs and certifications throughout the year, including a Culinary Kick-Start Program, a Hospitality Kick-Start Program (which includes START certifications) and ServSafe Certifications for both food and alcohol.  Read below for more information and fill out the respective form if interested in participating in any of these programs.

  • Hospitality Kick-Start

    With support from the Charleston Area Hospitality Association and the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, this two-week program gives students the competitive edge they need to find employment in the hospitality industry.  In addition to receiving START certification, participants receive hands-on hospitality training at a partner location and go through Palmetto Goodwill’s soft skills course.  Following graduation, GoodPeople Staffing works with students to help them find a job within the industry.  Registration is ongoing for the Hospitality Kick-Start Program.  Click here for course dates and to apply.

  • Culinary Kick-Start

    This two-week program prepares students to go straight from the classroom to the workforce and is supported by top restaurant and catering operators eager to hire workers for much needed culinary positions. In addition to receiving a ServSafe certification and hands-on kitchen and culinary training, participants go through Palmetto Goodwill’s soft skills training.  Following graduation, GoodPeople Staffing works with students to help them find a job within the food and beverage industry. Culinary Kick-Start is now being offered in both Charleston and Myrtle Beach.  Click here for dates and to apply for either location’s course. 

  • ServSafe

    ServSafe Certification is a one day safety training for food and alcohol servers administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. Sanitation certification is required by most restaurants as a basic credential for their management staff.  Palmetto Goodwill offers this training to BOTH individuals looking to become certified or businesses looking to have their employees receive this training.

If interested in ServSafe Certifications for either food service or alcohol, please fill out and submit the form below.