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 Aug. 29 at St. John's Episcopal Church on Whittlesey Avenue.

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

Tuition is free for qualifying candidates.

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.

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.