Culinary Arts

Students who seek to become future leaders in the hospitality, tourism, and food service industries can enroll in the Culinary Arts program. Service is the largest employer in Florida with more than 1,000,000 staff in the field. Projections show a need for 1.2 million jobs by the year 2026, which is a 9 percent overall growth from 2016. This projection is due to population and income growth in Florida resulting in an increased demand for food at restaurants and grocery stores.

Culinary Arts courses prepare students for employment or advanced training in the food service industry. The ProStart curriculum, developed and supported by the National Restaurant Association, guides students through food handling skills, safety and sanitation, recipe creation and conversion, equipment and tools, nutrition, and much more. Students will learn about the myriad of career options available to those with culinary training while learning how a restaurant operates and connecting with industry professionals.

Career Opportunities

  • Executive Chef 
  • Restaurant Host/Hostess
  • Restaurant General Manager
  • Restaurant Server 
  • Sous Chef 

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