This program is for the highly motivated career-oriented person who desires to work in a restaurant or other food service establishment as a professional chef. This fast-track, quality training program combines general education studies, career courses and hands-on professional food preparation. Potential employment opportunities exist in food preparation and supervisory positions in restaurants, food catering services, and institutional food services in schools, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, and business establishment facilities. Prospective students must take the College Placement Test prior to entering the program.
Culinary Courses will run in three-week blocks each semester. Classes are conducted Monday through Thursday, allowing the student the weekend to pursue job opportunities in the field. Challenging externship experiences will be custom-matched to the student’s individual career goals. Students have been successfully placed in local restaurants and hotels as well as in Atlantic City and in exciting externships at Disney World and other locations internationally. A-mid program assessment will be administered at the end of the students’ first year preceding CULA 299.
The Culinary Arts A.A.S. program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, Florida 32095 (www.acfchefs.org)
Students must successfully pass the SERV-SAFE sanitation examination to receive the degree.