Culinary Arts: Cooking Essentials: Basic

Certificate of Proficiency
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01826)

Prepares students for work in the restaurant and hospitality industry by focusing on the development of kitchen skills and food handling techniques. Covers the preparation of food and the functions of ingredients, cooking methods, food economics, nutrition, safety, and sanitation in the kitchen.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the criteria for excellence in purchasing food, preparing food, and presenting food for service in the culinary industry.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

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Program Requirements
CA 170PROFESSIONAL COOKING---BASIC SKILLS3
CA 171SOUPS, STOCKS, AND SAUCES3
CA 172PROFESSIONAL COOKING---ADVANCED SKILLS3
CA 173PROFESSIONAL COOKING---CULTURAL FOODS3
CA 181FOOD SERVICE SAFETY, SANITATION, AND NUTRITION1
CA 183FOOD PURCHASE AND CONTROL2
CL 120COMPUTER LITERACY1
Total Units16