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 in July at St. John's Episcopal Church on Whittlesey Avenue.

The school trains people aged 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 to getting and keeping a job and assists with job placement.

Additionally, the meals students prepare are distributed to those in ned through the New Milford Food Bank.

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

Classes will be held Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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