Get a start in the city's growing hospitality industry with our Culinary Arts Proficiency Certificate program. You'll learn about food preparation, baking, menu planning, food safety and other skills required for possible entry-level employment as a cook within the food industry. In addition, you will have access to experienced faculty who will provide hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art culinary kitchens and classrooms. Upon completion, the courses may be applied to the Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science degree.
Culinary Arts I Proficiency Certificate
|THM 110 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry||3 credits|
|CULA 170 - Elementary Food Preparation, Principles, and Practices||Prereq for CULA 171 and THM 285||4 credits|
|CULA 151 - Elementary Baking and Pastry||4 credits|
|THM 285 - Dining Room Management||3 credits|
|CULA 171 - Quantity Food Preparation||CULA 170||4 credits|
General Education Requirements:
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
Food Preparation Worker
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
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- Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, or silverware.
- Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
- Portion and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to patrons.
- Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, or desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.
- Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas, such as refrigerators and freezers.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $18,830. Normal pay for Food Preparation Worker is $24,583per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $35,971.