• Classes

    Anticipated Start Date
    Spring 2024

    Meeting Times
    Monday - Friday 8AM - 2PM 

    Cost
    $5,000

    ***** ESTIMATE ONLY - ALL PRICES  & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE *****

    Length
    13 Months (1200 Clock Hours)

    Schedule
    Monday- Friday 8 am-1 pm 
    (Summer hours ) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm

    2023-2024 Curriculum Frameworks

    Program Description
    The Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality program prepares students to function professionally and profitably in the food service and hospitality industry. Training in our program covers the broad field of institutional, hotel and restaurant production of hot and cold food.

    Dining services, soups and sauces, salads and sandwiches, breads and desserts, and breakfast cookery are emphasized through “hands on” instruction. Menu preparation and management practices are also taught in this program.

    A commercially designed kitchen, bakery area and cafeteria, along with a classroom “café” provide the necessary ingredients to make learning complete, practical and enjoyable.

    Employment/Career Opportunities
    Career opportunities are primarily in hotels, restaurants, cafeterias and catering companies. Graduates are qualified to seek employment as assistant chefs in the bakery/pastry field.

    Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts offers Erwin graduates the opportunity to receive an associate’s degree in one year and a bachelor’s degree in three years, upon passing a test.

    Salaries
    Salaries for graduates range from $10.27-$14.05 per hour.
    Source:  Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

    How can I learn more about this career field?
    Occupational Outlook Handbook and Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

    For questions regarding the registration, contact the guidance counselor at:  Farah.Remarais@hcps.net  or for questions regarding program content, contact lead chef at: Erik.Youngs@hcps.net