Culinary Apprenticeship

Hours & Location

4,000 hours /4 hours per week / 2-3 years

Class Schedule

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Cost

$390 for American Culinary Federation membership and registration

Testing Requirements

Assessments not required

High School Diploma or GED required

Application & Links

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 advanced certifications and further education

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$25,690 /year

Recent Sponsors of the Culinary Apprenticeship Program include:

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

Program Overview:

  • 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

 

Culinary Apprenticeship

Program includes 10 stations of the Kitchen:

  • Pantry and Cold Foods
  • Breakfast
  • Vegetable, Starch and Pasta
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Fabrication
  • Soups and Sauces
  • Broiler/Char-Grill
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Steward
  • Supervisory Development

Industry Certifications

Cooking Professionals:

  • Certified Culinarian – CC
  • Certified Sous Chef – CSC
  • Certified Chef de Cuisine – CCC
  • Certified Executive Chef – CEC
  • Certified Master Chef – CMC

Personal Cooking Professionals:

  • Personal Certified Chef  – PCC
  • Personal Certified Executive Chef – PCEC

Baking & Pastry Professionals:

  • Certified Pastry Culinarian – CPC
  • Certified Working Pastry Chef – CWPC
  • Certified Executive Pastry Chef – CEPC
  • Certified Master Pastry Chef – CMPC

Culinary Administrators:

  • Certified Culinary Administrator – CCA

Culinary Educators:

  • Certified Secondary Culinary Educator – CSCE
  • Certified Culinary Educator – CCE

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.

100%
Completion Rate*
100%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2021 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2018 – 2019.

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, Apprentice Coordinator
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3465

Name: Charles Harper
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3440

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?

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