This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Professional Cooking
  • Professional Catering

The Cooking course explores professional techniques and methods for creating hundreds of recipes both traditional and contemporary. From cooking meat, poultry, and game, to preparing purely vegetarian dishes, to baking cakes, pies, and pastries, this Professional Cooking course will take you through the full spectrum of food preparation and presentation while inspiring you to create recipes of your very own. Our comprehensive Professional Catering course will take you through all the steps involved in operating a successful catering business. From planning an event step-by-step, to developing a full menu, to managing your clients and employees, this course offers solutions and considerations for all types of related issues that may arise.


The Job Outlook

Employment of institution and cafeteria chefs and cooks will show growth about as fast as the average. Their employment will not keep pace with the rapid growth in the educational and health services industries—where their employment is concentrated. Offices, schools, and hospitals increasingly contract out their food services in an effort to make institutional food more attractive to office workers, students, staff, visitors, and patients. Much of the growth of these workers will be in contract food service establishments that provide catering services or food management and staff for employee dining rooms, sports complexes, convention centers, and educational or health care facilities.


Professional Cooking 270 Hours


The food-service industry continues to expand with a wide variety of new restaurants opening every day. Learn the cooking and baking principles you need to begin your career in this exciting industry with our Professional Cooking course. Learn the basics for planning dishes and menus, selecting quality ingredients, and preparing and presenting food in exceptional ways. This course explores professional techniques and methods for creating hundreds of recipes both traditional and contemporary. From cooking meat, poultry, and game, to preparing purely vegetarian dishes, to baking cakes, pies, and pastries, this Professional Cooking course will take you through the full spectrum of food preparation and presentation while inspiring you to create recipes of your very own.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various ways to prepare and cook fish and poultry
  • Recognize the basic ways to create salads, sandwiches and breakfast foods
  • Recall the steps for cooking vegetarian meals and buffet presentation
  • List common baking principles and formulas for preparing breads and cakes
  • Identify the characteristics of cookies, pies and pudding

Professional Catering 180 Hours


Our comprehensive Professional Catering course will take you through all the steps involved in operating a successful catering business. From planning an event step-by-step, to developing a full menu, to managing your clients and employees, this course offers solutions and considerations for all types of related issues that may arise. Learn the skills and techniques you need to build and grow a successful catering business today!

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend different types of catering and their components
  • Identify methods for building a client base and engaging customers
  • Identify the steps involved in the catering operation
  • Identify methods for controlling risk and guiding employee behavior
  • Identify conflict resolution strategies and basic human resource management principles




Certification


Upon successful completion of our Professional Catering course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Catering Associate (CCA).


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