Culinary Arts

Create your recipe for success by whipping up your culinary skills. The culinary and hospitality industry is the second largest employer in the United States with high paying careers in every segment of the industry.
What will my classes be like?
First you will learn what it takes to operate a safe and sanitary kitchen. Then knife skills, food preparation, classical cooking methods, nutrition, menu planning, and inventory control follow. By then you will be ready to serve up your tasty creations in the Tech Campus dining room or deli. You might even have a chance to show off your skills under the direction of a master chef in area restaurants as a culinary intern. Imagine yourself as a chef at a fine restaurant, a pastry artist at a four star hotel, the owner of a successful catering company, or working on a luxury cruise ship while experiencing the taste of success. Picture
Program Description
This program provides culinary and hospitality education designed to prepare students for the many positions in the hospitality industry. Students will gain skills and knowledge in cold and hot food preparation, nutrition, baking, pastry, menu planning, sanitation, equipment operation, inventory control, purchasing, and front-of-the-house customer service skills. Skills will be practiced in planning, organizing, and preparing culinary creations for special events, competitions and the Tech Campus Deli.

Employment Opportunities
  • Banquet Chef
  • Caterer
  • Food Purchaser/Buyer
  • Food Server
  • Maitre D'
  • Pastry Artist
  • Personal Cook
  • Restaurant Manager/Owner
  • Sous Chef
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The Technology Campus makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our food production crew on the severity of food allergies. In addition, we label items with possible allergen-containing ingredients; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice.  Individuals concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Please be aware that our facility prepares foods and uses ingredients in our products that contain nuts or nut oil. If you have any type of food allergy, please refrain from eating our products.