Culinary program at Apollo Career Center in partnership with Lorain County Community College
Training in the culinary arts prepares you for an exciting career in the hospitality industry. From the preparation of simple dishes to the creation of international cuisine, you will learn a variety of cooking skills and techniques through intense hands-on instruction.
Job opportunities with a culinary degree include far more than just restaurants. Large catering operations are often located in hotels, conference centers and resorts. Food service is provided in institutional settings such as hospitals, residential care facilities and schools. Even grocery and specialty food stores include on-site bakeries and prepare meals for carryout.
Annual salaries range from $20,260 - $40,630 on average.
Year 1 Topics include:
- Basic Human Nutrition
- Fundamentals of Food Service Production
- Purchasing and Product Identification
- Food Safety & Sanitation (ServSafe Food Protection Manager Prep)
- College 101
- Essentials of dining Room Service
- Introduction to Baking & Pastry
- Advanced Food Service Production
- Principles of Beverage Service OR Beverage Management (ServSafe Alcohol Advanced Course Prep)
- College Composition I
- Introduction to Career Management
- Introducation to the Hospitality Industry
Year 2 Topics include:
- Food Service Management & Human Resources
- Introduction to Humanities
- Food & Beverage Cost Controls
- International Cuisine
- New World Cuisine
- Oral Communication
- College Mathematics
- Menu Planning & Marketing
- Contemporary Cuisine
- From Farm to Fork OR Advanced Bakeshop
- Introduction to Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology
- Restaurant Capstone
- College Composition II
What Certification/Degree will I earn?
Year 1: National Restaurant Association or the American Culinary Federation Certification Prep and ServSafe Food Protection Manager Prep or ServSafe Alcohol Advanced Alcohol Course Prep.
Year 2: Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts Degree