Catering

Catering

Technical Certificate

About the Catering Program

If you're interested in on- or off-premise catering operations, the fundamentals of kitchen operations are stressed in the three core courses (Culinary Career Essentials). Specific skills and knowledge for business start-up, operation, menu planning, elegant food preparation, and promotion are the focus of the remaining two courses.

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Program Outline

Semester: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1031612100 Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals
Description

Applies sanitary, safety, and legal principles to practices in the food service industry. Successful completion of the course enables students to take a national sanitation certification examination.

2.00
1031612500 Food Theory
Description

Food science principles applied to professional culinary food preparation. Units include professional kitchen operation, recipe terminology, and cooking techniques for various food categories.

3.00
1031612600 Food Production Principles
Description

Provides practical experience applying food science principles in food preparation, analysis, and evaluation of preparation techniques. Prerequisite(s): 1031612500 Food Theory (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 1031612100 Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

3.00
Semester: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1031611100 Garde Manger
Description

Methods and techniques of preparing and presenting food specialties created in the garde manager department are practiced. Hors d'oeuvres, salads, garnishing, food displays, charcuterie, and culinary competition units are included.

2.00
Semester: 3
Course # Course Title Credits
1031615000 Catering
Description

Explores set-up and operation principles for on- and off-premise catering, deli and take-out food, and buffet and banquet management. International cuisines are investigated. Prerequisite(s): 1031614000 Food Practicum I (C or better).

3.00

At A Glance

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Approximate Cost

$1,744*

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

 

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