Hospitality Trainings

Hospitality Training Programs

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

  • Hospitality Kick-Start

    This two-week program is supported by the Convention & Visitors Bureau and gives students the competitive edge they need to find employment in the hospitality industry.  In addition to receiving START certification, participants have 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 now open for the Hospitality Kick-Start Program.  Click here 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 is a one day food and beverage safety training and certificate program 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.

  • START Training

    The START (Skills, Tasks And Results Training) program was developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute to help individuals get on track to begin their careers in hospitality or continue their education.  Palmetto Goodwill works with businesses in and out of the hospitality industry who desire to have their employees trained and certified with these important skills.  Each six-week course provides successful candidates with three national certifications in housekeeping, guest services and hospitality from the American Hotel & Lodging Institute.

If interested in ServSafe or START Training, please fill out and submit the form below.