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Chef Apprentice students preparing food

Program Overview

The Chef Apprentice Certificate is designed to prepare students with a theoretical and practical foundation for a successful career in the culinary industry. Credits earned can be applied to Associate in Science degree in Culinary Arts Management, which may be transferrable to upper division public institutions.

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Additional lab fees of approximately $6,912.00 are applied to cover costs associated with the Culinary Arts program. For more information please contact an advisor or join us each Wednesday for our scheduled tour to find out more about the program. The free tour is from 12 to 1 p.m. Sign up or just show up. Meet at Wolfson Campus, Room 9202. Find out more and sign up at: 305-237-7114.

Program Details

In addition to the curriculum, students will be given opportunity to take the Food Safety exam for ServSafe Florida State Certification (State mandated for food handlers in Florida). Areas of study in the certificate program include:

  • Culinary Terminology and Procedures
  • Basic Skills
  • Production 1
  • Production 2

Career Prospects

Students who pursue studies in this area may find employment in the following job roles:

  • Chef Apprentice
  • Chef

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