Culinary Arts

Program Description

Train under the direction of quality instructors (ACF Chef of the Year).

Culinary Arts is designed to give students a basic but diverse experience in today’s food service establishments and is a program for adults looking for a career change or a fresh start in the restaurant industry. The training will involve hands-on experience in the kitchen. The focus will be on basic fundamentals of the industry along with building knowledge of the fashionable trends in the culinary industry. The focus in the kitchen will be on product and equipment identification, kitchen math, sanitation, knife skills, baking principles, inventory and purchasing, and basic cooking skills in-line with American Culinary Federation guidelines. The program features state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, award-winning culinary instructors and small class size/personal attention.

In the classroom, students will learn computer skills, workforce job skills and résumé writing. Upon graduation from the program, students will be able to fill positions at entry level and mid-entry levels. They will learn the team player philosophy and be comfortable and confident in acquiring a job.

CAREER OUTLOOK
Chefs and Head Cooks
Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to be in food services, including restaurants. Job opportunities also will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at upscale restaurants, hotels, and casinos, where the pay is typically highest.

Food Preparation Workers
Employment of food preparation workers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities are expected to be very good because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation every year.

Cooks
Overall employment of cooks is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities will result from the combination of employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.¹

Complete Career Outlook
¹ BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, 2016-17 EDITION, CHEFS AND HEAD COOKS, ON THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.BLS.GOV/OOH/FOOD-PREPARATION-AND-SERVING/CHEFS-AND-HEAD-COOKS.HTM (VISITED NOVEMBER 26, 2016).

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