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Culinary Arts

Students in the Culinary Arts program work toward earning ProStart certification.
learn how to skillfully prepare and serve meals that look as good as
they taste. Working alongside experts in the field, these chefs-in-training
develop a variety of highly sought-after culinary skills and
techniques through hands-on training and daily work experiences.
Equally important is students’ increased knowledge of food science,
diet and nutrition.

Students in this program have an opportunity to enroll in
Rockland Community College’s High School Enrichment Program, which
allows them to earn college credits. Articulation agreements with
other colleges and institutions also exist.

Program Studies

Preparation for the ProStart Certification Exam

  • Baking & Pastry
  • Business & Math Skills
  • Dining Room Service
  • Food Preparation
  • Garde Manager
  • Human
    Relations Management
  • Introduction to the Hospitality & Food Service Industry
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutrition
  • Purchasing & Receiving Practices
  • Sanitation & Safety
  • Selection & Preparation of Foods
  • Stocks & Soups
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Entrepreneurship

*The ProStart Certification Exam can be used as a
replacement for the US History or Global History exam for graduation

College Articulations

Rockland Community College (3 dual credits), Johnson & Wales
University, Paul Smith’s College, Pennsylvania Culinary Institute,
SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, Schenectady Community COllege, Sullivan
Community College

Professional Certifications

ProStart, ServSafe

Career Options

Chef, Caterer, Garde Manger, Baker, Food & Beverage Manager,
Restaurant Manager, Nutritionist, Entrepreneu