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Industry Certifications - ProStart™, ServSafe

Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts
1200 Hour Program - 8 Credits

The Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program includes more than just food preparation and serving. This course also includes theidentification, storage, selection and presentation of a wide variety of foods.Students participate in“real work” activities such as catering,preparationand presentation.Training in communication,leadership, humanrelations and employabilityskills,as well as safe,efficient work practices are a primary task. Laboratoryactivities are an integral part of this program and provide instruction in the use of special tools, state of the art equipment and other materials and regulations that are found in the industry.The restaurant and foodservice industry is looking for the country's best individuals to be its future stars. Restaurant and foodservice, a $440-billion industry, is growing so quickly that it creates 300,000 new jobs each year and with that growth comes opportunities for advancement if you have the right skills and attitude.


  • Students who successfully complete and meet the classroom requirements will be prepared to take certification exams available through the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. Students are encourage to take the ServSafe and Food Manager’s Certification exams. Exam fees vary and each and are given several times during the year.

Employment Opportunities
It is no secret that the restaurant and foodservice industry is growing. It is estimated that from 2006 to 2016 the number of jobs in the restaurant and foodservice industry is projected to increase by 1.9 million — of which approximately 47,000 will be management positions.

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