The Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut in New Milford is accepting applications for its next session. The next 12-week program will start Nov. 5 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, teaches the life skills necessary to getting and keeping a job and assists with job placement.

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

Classes are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Dawn Hammacott at 203-512-5791.