Cooking Essentials One-Year Certificate Program

What is Cooking Essentials?

This intensive one-year program exposes you to classic culinary techniques and international cuisines. You will receive hands-on instruction in cooking techniques and enhance your skill development as part of our Culinaire Café team. You will develop speed and proficiency while cooking in this student-operated restaurant.

Who is this certificate for?
  • This certificate was developed for those who want to jump-start their culinary career or for those who wish to fine-tune their skills.
  • All of the courses transfer directly to the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Culinary Arts.
What is the job outlook?
  • Overall employment of cooks is projected to grow 6%.
  • Job opportunities will result from the combination of employment growth and the need to replace workers.
  • The median annual wage for cooks is around $25,000.

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David Sanford 
Culinary Arts Coordinator

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