Culinary Arts - Certificate

Culinary Arts Certificate Program

The Culinary Certificate Program is typically structured as an intensive, immersive experience, spanning a duration of 9 months.  Students will acquire a solid foundation in fundamental cooking techniques, including knife skills, food preparation, and various cooking methods. They will also explore the theoretical aspects of culinary arts, including ingredient selection, flavor profiles, food safety, and nutrition. Upon successful completion of the Culinary Certificate Program, graduates will be well-prepared for entry-level positions in various culinary settings, including restaurants, hotels, catering services, and more.

What Will I Learn?

The Culinary Certificate Program at Lamar Institute of Technology is a rigorous and comprehensive academic offering designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills required for success in the culinary industry. The students delve into the science behind cooking, exploring concepts such as food chemistry, flavor profiles, and nutritional principles. They are also introduced to the principles of kitchen management, including inventory control, cost management, and organizational leadership. Graduates of the Culinary Certificate Program are well-prepared for entry-level positions in the culinary industry or may choose to pursue further specialization through additional culinary education.

What can I do with this Certificate

The Culinary Certificate Program is specifically designed to enhance employability by providing participants with targeted skills and knowledge essential for success in the Culinary industry. Upon completion of the Culinary Certificate Program, graduates are well-positioned for a variety of entry-level roles. Potential career pathways include positions such as line cook, prep cook, sous chef, and more. This program lays a strong foundation for those considering advanced culinary education or specialization in specific areas within the culinary arts.

Culinary Arts - Certificate

The Culinary Certificate Program is 15 semester credit hours and includes technical courses such as Fundamentals of Baking, Basic Food Preparation, and Hospitality Supervision. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all recommended program of study courses. Any Culinary student who does not must repeat the course.
Program Credits: 15
Lecture Hours: 13
Lab Hours: 7
Lamar Institute of Technology is an open-enrollment institution. Any student accepted into the Institute is welcome as a Culinary major.
Learn more about the tuition and special fees required for this program.
Meet the experienced and dedicated instructors you will learn from as you work to complete this program.
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Tamalla Jones

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Business Technology

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