culinary-artsAre You Seeking a Fresh Start?

CrossRoads Freedom Center’s Culinary Arts Program may be just the start you’re looking for.

Our rigorous two-year Christ-Centered program is designed to give individuals an opportunity to reinvent
themselves and re-enter the workforce with confidence.

Participants are instruction by a classically trained executive chef.



  • Rigorous Hands-On Training
  • Professional and Passionate Staff
  • Farm-to-Table Programs (with pictures? expand info?)
  • National and International Cuisine
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Catering Development


The Culinary Arts Program was designed to give people an opportunity to reinvent themselves and re-enter the workforce through a Christ–centered rigorous three-year culinary arts program.

The program will not only address culinary skill but treat the total person through character building and team work. These are attributes vital to the success of any culinary professional.



428b049f8b258e5b003bdae81fffce05_f35Walter initially acquired his love of Italian cooking while attending the many street fairs of Brooklyn, New York where he grew up. Inspired by the “passionate” and hands-on approach these street chefs displayed, Walter went on to study first at the New York Restaurant School and then at the Culinary Institute of America.

Walter currently runs Licken’s with his wife lecturing and demonstrating healthy cooking techniques to the community., and teaches in the new culinary arts program at Prince Georges Community College.


If you want to learn more about the Culinary Institute or apply for admission, please click on the image below for the brochure or the link to fill out the form and we will be in touch with you!

CrossRoads-Culinary-school-Brochure-CoverClick Here to Download the Application with Instructions on how to Apply