Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts

commercial foods and culinary arts

Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality

The content includes but is not limited to preparation, presentation, and serving of a wide variety of foods, leadership, communication skills, employability skills, and safe/efficient work practices are also covered.  This coursework prepares students for employment in the food service/hospitality industry.

Program Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in the Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts fields.

Program Content

Food Preparation and Serving
Communication and Leadership Skills
Safe and Efficient Work Practices
Use and Maintenance of Commercial Food Service Equipment
Food Purchasing and Costing
Sanitation, Nutrition, Supervision & Management

Industry Certifications and Licenses


Central Florida Wage Statistics

Average Entry Wage: $14.56 | Average Wage: $24.16
**Statistics are only a guide and should not be the sole factor in your career decision.

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity**

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Full Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Part Time AM: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am

7:00 am - 9:30 am


Estimated program cost $5,884 in tuition, lab fees, certifications, and other fees.


Leonardo Campins

Kathy Hiortdahl

Program Number


Program Requirements

Reading 9, Language 9, Math 9

Program Commitment

1200 Hours

Occupational Completion Points

Food Preparation - 300 hours
Cook, Restaurant - 300 hours
Chef / Head Cook - 300 hours
Food Service Management - 300 hours
*Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.

Program Textbooks


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