The Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut, based in New Milford, is accepting applications for its next session.

The next 12-week program will start Sept. 9 at St. John's Episcopal Church on Whittlesey Avenue.

The school trains people 18 and older for jobs in food service.

Instructed by chef Blythe Roberts, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, the students will learn a range of cooking techniques in a full-scale kitchen.

The school also arranges internships for all students, trains them in the life skills necessary for getting and keeping a job and assists with job placement.

Tuition is free for qualifying candidates. Meals prepared by students are distributed to the needy through the New Milford Food Bank.

Classes will take place Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call Dawn Hammacott at 203-512-5791.