Apply to train for a career in hospitality

OEWD's Hospitality Initiative prepares you for a career in hospitality at no cost. Open to both beginners and experienced hospitality workers.

What to do

1. Submit an interest form to attend an orientation

Submit an interest form and a Hospitality Initiative coordinator will follow up with you to:

  • Advise you on what services and training you may qualify for
  • Schedule you for an orientation

2. Enroll in a training program

After you have attended an orientation, you should be able to identify the right training program to enroll in. Your Hospitality Initiative coordinator will continue to guide you, answer your questions, and help you enroll.

Hospitality careers

Hospitality careers


Prep Cooks, Line Cooks, Back-of-House 


Food and Beverage

Bartender, Barback, Waitstaff, Barista, Front-of-House 


Guest and Hotel Services

Front Desk, Porter, Lodging Manager 


Facility and Building Maintenance

Janitorial, Housekeeper, Property Management


The OEWD Hospitality Initiative partners with training institutions to provide education, training, and employment assistance to both job seekers and employers in San Francisco’s hospitality sector.

Last updated May 21, 2024