Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program

The purpose of the Entry-Level Culinary Arts program is to stimulate learning, growth and transformation. Our goal is to instruct students who are committed to a career in culinary arts and to help them achieve their potential through small class sizes and individualized instruction from a professional faculty and staff. Students will acquire the foundational knowledge and skills of cooking and/or baking, sensory awareness and teamwork needed to work with competence and professionalism in a commercial kitchen or in a related culinary field.

The Entry-Level Culinary Arts Program Advantage

  • Our combination of lectures, hands-on lab instruction, and create a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to receive an intensive entry-level culinary education in a short period of time.
  • Our commercial-grade kitchen offers a classroom laboratory, creating an efficient and enjoyable atmosphere in which to work, learn and dine.
  • We employ a talented faculty and staff that provide individual attention and instruction in a small group setting.
  • Real life opportunities are offered that allow students to reinforce the skills being taught in the classroom, while gaining experience in other areas ranging from catering to producing and serving food in large quantities for food-related events around the city, just to name a few.
  • Our proximity to Ft.  Lauderdale affords students the opportunity to meet and work with a wide variety of local culinary talents.
  • In addition to our facilities, which include student resource areas, Internet access and quiet place study spaces, complimentary tutoring and personal advising is available to every student at their request.
  • Lifelong career placement support to provide career guidance for all graduates.

What is the Certificate Program?

The hands-on learning and in-depth knowledge you will receive from the Entry-Level Culinary Arts program will raise the bar on your career possibilities. You can walk away with so many new skills - with so much more insight on culinary concepts, techniques, ingredients, and cuisines – you will wonder how you ever did without them. You will work in the Arc Culinary teaching kitchen with people who are serious and passionate about culinary arts and who share your commitment to personal and professional development. And you can do it all in approximately sixteen (16) weeks, so you can quickly put your education to work.

Educational Goals/Training Objectives

The Entry-Level Culinary Arts program educates students who are committed to a career in culinary arts industry and to help them achieve their potential through small class sizes and individualized instruction from a professional faculty and staff. Our combination of lectures, hands-on lab instruction, and creates a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to receive an intensive entry-level culinary education in a short period of time. Our commercial-grade kitchen offers a classroom laboratory, creating an efficient and enjoyable atmosphere in which to work and learn. We employ a talented instructor and culinary team that provide individual attention and instruction in a small group setting. Real life opportunities are offered that allow students to reinforce the skills being taught in the classroom, while gaining experience in other areas ranging from catering to producing and serving food in large quantities for food-related events around the city, just to name a few.

Objectives: Our sixteen (16) week certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in the culinary field with the basic knowledge of the food service industry. The certificate program provides students the opportunity to:

  • Understand the principles of food identification and nutrition.
  • Learn and practice the professional skills used in food preparation and service.
  • Gain experience in the proper use and maintenance of professional knives, hand tools, and commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Become familiar with the layout and workflow of professional kitchens and restaurants.
  • Gain appreciation for the history, culture, and international diversity of the culinary arts.
  • Build skills as a member of a team.
  • Learn to communicate accurately and effectively.
  • Develop a personal sense of professionalism necessary for working successfully in the food service and hospitality industry.
  • Build upon academic and practice skills.

By the end of the Entry-Level Culinary Arts program, students must be able to demonstrate the following performance objectives:

  1. Describe the principles of food identification and nutrition.
  2. Demonstrate efficiency in applying professional skills used in food preparation and service.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use and maintenance of professional knives, hand tools, and commercial kitchen equipment.
  4. Navigate the layout and workflow of professional kitchens and restaurants.
  5. Express an appreciation for the history, culture, and international diversity of the culinary arts.
  6. Work as a member of a team and communicate accurately and effectively.
  7. Obtain food handler safety certification.

We highly recommend a personal visit to our campus. We invite you to schedule an in-class observation and a tour of the school, as there is no substitute for meeting our Chefs and Instructor, to experience their instructional style up close and personal and speaking openly with students. Please contact the Arc Works Post-Secondary Specialist, at (954) 746-9400 for more information about our program.

Arc Broward, Inc. is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 – Toll Free Telephone Number (888-224-6684) – Fax number (850) 245-3234.

Address: 10250 NW 53rd Street Sunrise, Florida 33351 Phone: (954) 746-9400

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