Culinary & Hospitality Programs
3 Programs Available
Heat up your future!
Prepare for a future in Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Vegetarian & Plant Based Specialties with Broward Technical Colleges’ Culinary Arts trade school programs. Learn to prepare foods in a commercial kitchen, the art of baking and even how to prepare wholesome, plant-based, nourishing foods. Find out what it takes to succeed with a new-found knowledge in preparing and presenting delicious dishes!
Baking & Pastry Arts
Program Length: 600 hours / approx. 9 months – full time
Students are prepared for employment as a baker or pastry cook in bakeries, restaurants, hotels and in any facility where baked goods and pastries are produced. Subject areas covered are yeast products (breads, danish pastry, sweet buns, croissants, rolls) pastry, cookies, cakes, cake decorating, pies, quick breads, various desserts, creams, fillings, and presentation techniques.
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Program Length: 1200 hours / approx. 10 months – full time
Students practice hands-on skills that are required to prepare commercial foods in quantity. All phases of baking are taught as part of the program. Job related classroom competencies in sanitation, safety, employability skills, care and use of equipment, basic nutrition, menu planning, food costing, portion control, and hospitality management are also part of the instruction.
This program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)
Culinary Vegetarian & Plant Based Specialty
Program Length: 600 Hours/6 Months/Hybrid
One of the hottest growing trends is plant-based cooking, and because of that professionally trained plant-based chefs are now in demand. If your passion is to prepare wholesome, nourishing foods, your talents are needed in modern, professional plant-based kitchens.
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Culinary & Hospitality FAQs
What is hospitality management
Hospitality management is managing a business in the many hospitality related industries such as hotels, restaurants, country clubs, cruise lines business and industry, and educational institutions.
What can you do with a culinary arts degree
Food service is essential in all hospitality related industries. Culinary Arts is the study of food service operations in hotels and restaurants schools and hospitals, cruise lines. Specifically, we study cooking methods for the entire realm of menu possibilities with a strong emphasis on food safety and sanitation.
What’s the difference between culinary arts and baking & pastry
Culinary arts deals with cooking, appetizers, salads, entrees, vegetables and starches and desserts. Baking & Pastry focuses on desserts: cakes cookies muffins and breads. Baking & Pastry is included in the study of the culinary arts. Desserts are an essential component of culinary. Bakers and pastry chefs specialize in the dessert course and in bread making.
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams
Industry certifications make you more employable. You will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in your field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing their program at either Atlantic, McFatter or Sheridan Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.