Express your creativity with food.
This program prepares students for employment as cooks and/or assistant pastry chefs in the hospitality industry. Supplemental training is provided for persons previously or currently employed in culinary occupations. The course includes food preparation and food serving. Baking and cake decorating techniques are also a part of the program. Training in communication, leadership, human relations, and safe efficient work practices completes the skill set in this field.
- Food Server
- Salad Chef
- Garde Manager
- Utility Cook
- Breakfast Cook
- Line Cook
- Sous Chef
- Executive Chef
- Cake Decorator
- Pastry Chef
- Research and Development Chef
Commercial foods and culinary arts program graduates may work in restaurants, health facilities, housing facilities hotels, and other hospitality related industries. Employment for chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The average wage for chefs and head cooks is $23.43 hourly, or $54,820 annually.