Certified Kitchen Cook (CKC)
Students will learn general hospitality knowledge and soft skills needed in the hospitality industry; students will also learn how to train new or prospective employees to perform these 18 key tasks:
- Use basic kitchen tools and equipment, including knives
- Converting standard recipes based on portion size and number of portions
- Handling special guest situations, including substitutions
- Demonstrating basic kitchen safety and sanitation guidelines
Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook™ (CFPC™)
Earners of this designation have demonstrated fundamental knowledge and skills in pastry food preparation, baking, food safety, and sanitation.
ServSafe Food Handler Certificate
Certificate holders will learn the following:
- Basic food safety
- Personal hygiene
- Cross-contamination and allergens
- Time & temperature
- Cleaning and sanitation
Common duties of cooks and pastry cooks include:
Cooks season and prepare foods, including soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Bakers (aka pastry cooks) mix ingredients according to recipes to make bread, pastries, and other baked goods.
Where can cooks and pastry cooks work?
Cooks work in restaurants, schools, hospitals, private households, and other places where food is prepared and served. Their work hours may include early mornings, late evenings, holidays, and weekends. Most cooks work full time, although part-time work is typical.
Most bakers work in retail or commercial bakeries (manufacturing facilities), grocery or wholesale club stores, and restaurants. Work shifts often include early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Course length: 22 weeks
Course term: January 15, 2024 – June 10, 2024
Day & time: Mondays; 4 pm – 8:30 pm
Employment of bakers and cooks is projected to grow 8 to 16%, respectively, from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Tuition, Fees, and Program Requirements
Tuition for the Culinary Program is $1,200 and includes all classroom materials and the exam fee.
Financial Aid Eligibility
Need-based scholarships are available. All program applicants will be given the opportunity to indicate their need for financial aid during the application process.