Career Major - Culinary Assistant Entry Level

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Culinary Assistant Entry Level - Fairview Campus
The Culinary Assistant Entry Level career major prepares students as entry-level culinary assistants who perform a variety of food preparation tasks in food services and/or food preparation.   Students learn kitchen fundamentals such as safety and sanitation, equipment and knives, standardized recipes, measuring techniques, basic seasonings, and dry and moist cooking methods, along with preparation and/or presentation of all kinds of dishes including breakfast items, sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, baked items/desserts, and main menu dishes.  Instruction provides an overview of restaurant duties and menus as well as management and owning and job readiness/independent living skills. The ProStart and ServSafe certifications by National Restaurant Association may be taught/obtained during this course.

Career Major Length: 1056 hours

SOC Code: 35.1011
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Sanitation 40
Kitchen Safety 40
Food Service Equipment 70
Knvies and Smallware 40
Using Standardized Recipes 30
Seasoning and Flavorings 30
Getting Ready to Cook 40
Cooking Methods 70
Breakfast Foods 30
Introduction to Garden Management 50
Sandwiches, Appetizers, and Hor's d'Oeuvres 30
Fruits and Vegetables 30
Grains, Legumes, and Pasta 20
Introduction to Stocks, Sauces, and Soups 20
Meat and Poultry 50
Yeast Breads, Rolls, and Pastries 50
Fish and Shellfish 20
Quick Breads 30
Desserts 30
Working in a Restaurant 40
Menus 20
Dietary Basics 30
The Business of a Restaurant 30
Job Readiness/Hospitality 108
Independent Living Skills 108


Campus Location: Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes, for those who qualify.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors& Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA and ProStart

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $2,100
Full-time out-of-district adult - $4,200
Full-time materials use fees - $528

Salary Range: $8.05

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Good eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Cluster: Hospitality and Recreation

Pathway: Restaurant Food & Beverage Services

Instructor: Mrs. Jeanette Blevins

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Updated 6/9/15