Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
A rewarding career awaits you in an industry full of fun and excitement
The Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts/Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program has a commitment to provide a quality educational program to the student emphasizing essential skills, knowledge, and the need for desirable work habits and attitudes. The program is flexible enough for teaching specialties, seeking basic job preparatory skills or for upgrading those in the trade.
This program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment in the areas of Commercial Cooking and Baking as cooks, bakers and/or food preparation workers in the commercial foods and culinary arts industry, as well as, supplemental training for persons previously employed in food service occupations. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience.
16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
The entire program is 1200 clock hours, but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Food Preparation||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Cook, Restaurant||300 Hours|
|OCP C||Chef/Head Cook||300 Hours|
|OCP D||Food Service Management||300 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1200|
Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Math, Reading, and Language on the TABE® test, or Industry Certification. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.
- Prep Cook
- Line Cook
- Saute Cook
- Fryer and Grill Cook
- Baking and Pastry Cooks
- Garde Manager
- Cake Decorator
- Catering and Buffet Planner
- Table Settings and Server
- Kitchen Management
- FOH Manager
- Food Safety Manager
- Sous Chef/Chef de Cusine
ServSafe Food Protection Management Certification is strongly recommended
On-the-job training or postsecondary training in a Culinary Arts program is recommended
The average wage for this career in Florida is $26.60 hourly or $55,330 annually.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
$15.00 application fee per trimester
Material fee – $20.00
Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
Liability insurance fee – $10.50
Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable
- Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.