Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
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.
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.
- Food Server
- Salad Chef
- Garde Manager
- Utility Cook
- Breakfast Cook
- Line Cook
- Sous Chef
- Executive Chef
- Cake Decorator
- Pastry Chef
- Research and Development Chef
Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $26.60 hourly or $55,330 annually.
The entire program is 1200 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (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|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality is available at the following school (s):
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College||Monday - 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 College||Monday - Friday from 7:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College|
|Ext. 2230 (Morning)
Ext. 2215 (Afternoon)
Ext. 2250 (Morning)
Ext. 2216 (Afternoon)
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Chefs and Head Cooks, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/food-preparation-and-serving/chefs-and-head-cooks.htm.