Culinary Assistant Entry Level

About this Major

Jobs typically require prolonged standing while working. The work environment often consists of high-temperatures due to the use of gas and electric cooking equipment as well as other commercial food preparation equipment. Success in this career is defined by the ability to make decisions, work independently and as part of a team, and maintain composure while under pressure. You should also have basic reading and math skills.

Licensures/certifications

Students have the opportunity to take online assessments and receive the ServSafe Food Handler, Hospitabilities Certification, and/or the Food Allergen Certification.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors

Campus

Rockwell Campus Center — Service Careers

Total Hours Required

1,056

Length

  • Part-time only: 18 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate

Times

Two sessions: Daytime classes

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Students enroll in either the AM or PM session

Courses

  • Sanitation and Safety Level 1 30 hours
  • Using Food Service Equipment, Knives & Smallware Level 1 40 hours
  • Culinary Basics Level 1 85 hours
  • Culinary Applications Level 1 125 hours
  • Breads Level 1 30 hours
  • Desserts Level 1 55 hours
  • Working in a Restaurant Level 1 30 hours
  • Sanitation and Safety Level 2 15 hours
  • Using Food Service Equipment, Knives & Smallware Level 2 30 hours
  • Culinary Basics Level 2 100 hours
  • Culinary Applications Level 2 125 hours
  • Breads Level 2 41 hours
  • Desserts Level 2 50 hours
  • Working in a Restaurant Level 2 30 hours
  • Job Readiness 108 hours
  • Independent Living Skills 108 hours
  • Industry Certification 54 hours

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$7.25 - $15

per hour

Pass Rate

77%

passing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Lodging facilities, restaurants, country clubs, catering, and retail food service establishments

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