The first step to be accepted into this program is to complete the college application.
Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants and other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns.
Chefs and head cooks typically do the following:
Chefs and head cooks use the various kitchen and cooking equipment, including step-in coolers, high-quality knives, meat slicers, and grinders. They also have access to large quantities of meats, spices, and produce. Some chefs use scheduling and purchasing software to help them in their administrative tasks.
Chefs who run their own restaurant or catering business are often busy with kitchen and office work. Some chefs use social media to promote their business by advertising new menu items or addressing customer reviews.
Trenholm State Community College's Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Program will provide education that will prepare an individual for meaningful employment, leadership, and citizenship.
The culinary arts program's mission is to provide quality, diverse learning experiences to develop highly competent, skilled, safe, and knowledgeable technicians who can compete in the global marketplace at the entry-level in the culinary/hospitality management industry.
|Humanities and Fine Arts
|Natural Sciences and Mathematics
|MTH 116 & PHS 112
|History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences
|Orientation to College
|Orient to the Hospitality Profession
|Basic Food Preparation
|Foundations in Nutrition
|Sanitation, Safety and Food Service
|Advanced Food Preparation
|Basic Food Preparation Lab
|Fundamentals of Quantity Cooking
|Culinary Art Apprenticeship
|Meat Preparation and Processing
|Foundations of Baking
|Advanced Garde Manger
|Food Purchasing and Cost Control
|Basic Culinary Lab II
|Restaurant Mgmt and Supervision
|Apprenticeship: Qualifying Dinner
|Law and the Hospitality Industry
Student Graduation Rate
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2015 - 2016
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Student Job Placement Rate
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Students obtaining entry-level certification by graduation
Certification by graduation
Entry Level Certification
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The answer is yes, unless you qualify for exemption.
The median annual wage for chefs and head cooks was $48,460 in May 2018. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,320, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $81,460.Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Survey
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