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Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Hours

1200 hours / 37 weeks / 9.25 months

 

Cost

Tuition is approximately $4,152.00 plus books and fees

 

Testing Requirements

Reading: 576
Math: 596
Language: 584

Test Center

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

OVERVIEW

Craft amazing and fun foods using flames, knives, and creative chemistry

Cook alongside professional chefs preparing extravagant five course meals in a full service restaurant

Express creativity as part of a team that designs menus, organizes catered events, and develops unique dining experiences

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, apprenticeship, advanced certifications, and further education

Average Salary

$25,690 /year

Recent Employers of Graduates include:

  • Casa Monica
  • Caps on the Water
  • The Reef Restaurant
  • Raintree Restaurant
  • Michael’s Tasting Room
  • Purple Olive
  • Kingfish Grill
  • Meehan’s Irish Pub

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

  • Basic & advanced baking skills
  • Basic culinary knowledge
  • Breads, pastries, soups, sauces, salads, entrees, ice carvings, & show pieces
  • Cold food preparation (fundamental & intermediate)
  • Cooking methods (fundamental & intermediate)
  • Food costing, production, & purchasing
  • Knife skills
  • Preparation for American Culinary Federation (ACF) industry certifications
  • Nutrition, Purchasing, Sanitation, & Supervision
  • Techniques of service

Gain hands-on front and back of the house service at Walter’s Reef Café

 

Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A HMV0100 Food Preparation  300
B HMV0170 Cook-Restaurant  300
C HMV0171 Chef/Head Cook  300
D HMV0126 Food Service Management  300

Industry Certifications

  • ServSafe Manager

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Baker
  • Catering companies
  • Corporate kitchen facilities
  • Country clubs
  • Cruise ships
  • Food sales
  • Front & back house manager
  • Hospitality supervisor
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Local attractions
  • Pastry chef
  • Personal chef
  • Prep cook
  • Purchasing manager
  • Restaurants
  • Self employed
  • Service manager
  • Sous chef (supervising chef)

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Hospitality & Tourism industry.

72%
Completion Rate*
70%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Chef Anthony Lowman, CCC, CCE, CE – Instructor
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3445

Name: Chef Kyle Forson – Instructor
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3462

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?