Information about this exciting field:
The diverse and flamboyant field of the Culinary Arts attracts people who are hungry for knowledge while harboring a true passion for cooking and hospitality. A career in the Culinary Arts field offers many opportunities to inspire and create, and the Culinary Arts program at Chattahoochee Tech offers both culinary theory and the practical skills necessary for success in this dynamic industry.
Is this program for me?
Students seeking a degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit will be expertly instructed and guided by seasoned professionals in the field of Culinary Arts. Located at our Mountain View campus, the large, fully-appointed professional kitchen and beautiful dining café provide our students with a rigorous and dynamic “gourmet” educational experience. The Culinary Arts program at Chattahoochee Tech provides students with practical knowledge and hands-on skills necessary for a career in the Culinary Arts. The program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). While enrolled in the program, students gain real-life, hands-on experience in our own Café Rouge. Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Culinary Arts graduate:
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Keen sense of smell and taste
- Strong affinity for cleanliness
- Math skills
- Physical stamina
- Cool under pressure
- Culinary Safety and Sanitation
- Principles of Cooking
- Baking Principles
- Contemporary Cuisine
Our student-managed restaurant, Cafe Rouge, at the Mountain View campus provides additional learning opportunities.
Where might I find a job?
Graduates of the Culinary Arts program may seek employment as cooks, bakers, sous chefs, caterers, culinary managers, or private chefs. Restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, resorts, and private households may offer employment opportunities. Many successful entrepreneurs have made the Culinary Arts their stock in trade.
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Culinary Arts courses are offered at the Mountain View campus.
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