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Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts

Hours

1200 hours / 370 weeks / 9.25 months

Cost

Tuition is approximately $4,152.00 plus books and fees

Testing Requirements

Reading: 9
Math: 9
Language: 9

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

  • Casa Monica
  • Caps on the Water
  • The Reef Restaurant
  • Raintree Restaurant
  • Kingfish Grill

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
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
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: Charles Harper, Career Specialist
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3440

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?