ESL Works

ESL Works brings profession-focused English education to the food industry. Through an on-site classroom approach, employees are taught the language and life skills they need in order to be more confident workers and to lead better lives. 

Featured Clients

Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) is home to some of New York City's most beloved restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe. Beyond excellent cuisine and warm hospitality, USHG is known for offering its employees some of the best training in the industry. USHG has offered ESL Works’ services to its employees for 3 years in each of its New York City restaurants.

Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad

Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad

Make It Nice is a restaurant group that strives to make others happy through delicious food and gracious hospitality. Our culture places an emphasis on supporting our employees and encouraging their growth and development. We are proud to be able to offer English training to our team members at Eleven Madison Park and Nomad.

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Tacombi is a hospitality company focused on sharing its love of Mexican taco culture through neighborhood taquerias, taking the diversity of home-style Mexican cuisine from its distinct culinary regions and serving it up in the simplicity of a taco. 


Emma's Torch is a nonprofit organization that trains, employs, and supports refugees, trafficking victims, and asylees in the culinary arts. Emma’s Torch invests in the potential of refugees and asylees, and helps set them up for careers in the culinary world. Each refugee who participates in Emma’s Torch receives culinary training, work experience as part of Torch Catering, and assistance with career placement. 

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