Next Classes begin Monday, March 28, 2016. For more information call 754-321-5700 or click here to request information.

Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts


NEXT CLASS BEGINS JANUARY 19, 2016 (Days and Evenings) 

Graduates who complete the Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program are eligible for employment in the following areas:

  • Pastry cook
  • Restaurant cook
  • Hotel cook
  • Resort cook
  • Basic management positions anywhere in the food service industry.

This program is a blend of classroom/lab activities, on-line activities and culinary arts skills, among which are:

  • Garde-Manger
  • Food Production
  • Basic Baking & Pastry
  • Sanitation (ServSafe)
  • Nutrition
  • Hospitality/Supervision
  • Food Cost Controls

Central to the program is hands-on learning in our state of the art kitchens, where students are directed in a wide range of food preparation from stocks, soups and sauces to baked goods and desserts.  General housekeeping and equipment operation skills necessary for success are also part of the curriculum.

Content Breakdown - 1200 Hours:

Food Preparation 300 Hours
HMV01700 Cook - Restaurant 300 Hours
HMV01710 Chef/Head Cook 300 Hours
HMV01260 Food Service Management 300 Hours

Total Program Length:    1200 Hours/12 months to completion at Full Time

Program Schedule:

Students enrolled in distant and/or hybrid courses should have daily access to a computer with internet and must have a valid e-mail address that they check daily.  Additionally, student should have all necessary hardware and software components required by their technology program or adult education course.

Full Time Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 2:45 pm
Part Time days Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Full Time evenings Monday-Friday 2:45 pm - 10:00 pm Online

Entrance Requirements/Procedure:

  • Take the Test of Adult Basic Skills (TABE) ($10) and attend orientation
  • Schedule an appointment for an interview with Mrs. Franzie Williams by calling (754) 321-5732
  • Enroll in for ABE/AAAE classes, if necessary (depends on TABE scores).  Can start Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts course and attend remedial classes during same semesters.
  • Register for the next available Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts Program

Industry Certifications:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
Council on Occupational Education

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by selected Florida State Colleges.

Contact Information:
Ms. Franzie Williams, Counselor for Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
(754) 321-5732

Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees:
*Florida Resident       $3360.00

*Prices are subject to change without notice.