Mission Language &
Vocational School, Inc.

2929 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 622-5432


Between Harrison & Bryant Streets


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Auxiliary Aids

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

All courses include as needed:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Business English
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic math
  • Placement assistance service

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Professional Cooking Program – Intensive

This intensive twenty-seven (27) week program is open to native speakers and to those with Limited English Proficiency. This program includes Culinary Terminology, Work-related English, Basic Math and Introduction to Computers.  Students are prepared for entry-level positions as Lead Cook, Cook and Pantry for Restaurants/Cafeteria and Production Kitchens.  The students are trained in all aspects of cooking only; Baking is not included.
There are 750 hours of cooking instruction plus 60 hours of an Externship in a cooperating food related industry for a total of 810 hours.

Students take classes in the following areas:

Introduction: The Food Service Industry, Sanitation and Safety , Tools and Equipment

Culinary Terminology/Work-related English, Basic Math, Introduction to Computers

Basic Cooking Principles: The Recipe, Menu and Pre-Preparation                       

Stocks, Sauces, and Soups                                   

Understanding and Cooking Meats, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, and Vegetables                        

Potatoes and Other Starches                                

Salads and Salad Dressings, Sandwiches and Hors D’Oeuvres                        

Breakfast Preparation

Food Preparation, Garnish, Masterpiece Meal Presentation                     


For more information, please contact Elsy Tadeo at 415-622-5432, Ext. 2010.

Economic Development

Funding Source REQUIREMENTS:

  • San Francisco Resident
  • Low Income
  • U.S. Work Authorization
  • CalWORKs, PAES, Workers' Comp., Rehabilitation, EDD/TAA are welcome

Approval to Operate

Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc. (MLVS), is a private non-profit institution, is in compliance with minimum state standards, and is granted institutional approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to the California Education Code, Sections 94909(a)(2) and 94897(l).


Please visit: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education


Classes are:
5 days a week Monday to Friday
7 hours a day