Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Cooks assisting with preparation and presentation of meals

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.

Employment Opportunities:

Commercial foods and culinary arts program graduates may work in restaurants, health facilities, housing facilities hotels, and other hospitality related industries. 

Career Opportunities:

  • Food Server
  • Salad Chef
  • Garde Manager
  • Utility Cook
  • Breakfast Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Sous Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Baker
  • Cake Decorator
  • Pastry Chef
  • Research and Development Chef

Employment Outlook:

Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 25% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $26.60 hourly or $55,330 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1200 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AFood Preparation300 Hours
OCP BCook, Restaurant300 Hours
OCP CChef/Head Cook300 Hours
OCP DFood Service Management300 Hours
Total Hours: 1200

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality is available at the following school (s):

Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 7:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Sandra Hawkins
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150



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