Food Preparation: Coming Soon! - Miami Springs Adult Education Center

Food Preparation: Coming Soon!


Food preparation certificates educate food preparation workers on how to safely handle food in a restaurant or home setting.

Program Content

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

Career Opportunities

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

Employment Outlook:

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.

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