Food Preparation: Coming Soon!
Food preparation certificates educate food preparation workers on how to safely handle food in a restaurant or home setting.
Students enrolled in a certificate program in food preparation learn how to stay safe in a commercial or industrial kitchen. They also learn the basics of food safety and sanitation. Some course topics addressed in such a program include:
- Food preparation
- Food purchasing, storage, and care
- Sanitation guidelines and kitchen safety
- Introduction to foodservice
- Restaurant internship
- Cost control operations
Careers are available for individuals who have completed a certificate program in food preparation. Most are entry-level, but do leave some room for advancement. Some examples include:
- Prep chef
- Food handler
- Chef de cuisine
- Kitchen or restaurant manager
- Personal or assistant chef
- Organizational or line cook
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated there were 873,900 food preparation workers in 2014. That figure was projected to increase by 6% from 2014-2024. The median annual wages for food preparation workers were $20,180, as reported in May 2015.
Different kinds of financial aid are available to eligible students and eligible programs. Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the counselor.