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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Culinary Arts


The mission of the Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality is to prepare students for employment and advanced study in the hospitality or food service industry.


Course content includes the following: housekeeping/sanitation, equipment operation, food preparation, serving of food, proper storage of food, and the selection and presentation of a wide variety of foods. Also covered are: customer relations, leadership, professional communication, employability skills, entrepreneurship, and safe work practices.

Industry Certification:

ServSafe Food Handler Program

Unique Requirements:

The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Mathematics 9.0, Language 9.0, Reading 9.0.

Completion time depends on the progress of the individual. The typical length of this program for the average achieving student is 1200 hours.

Completion Levels:

  • Food Preparation
  • Cook – Restaurant
  • Chef/Head Cook
  • Food Service Management

Certificate Requirements:

A student must meet ALL the following conditions to earn a Certificate of Program Completion from WTC:

  • Pass all courses and OCPs in the program
  • Complete the required curriculum
  • Settle all school debt including returning textbooks for high school students
  • Meet Florida Basic Skills requirements for the program.
  • Receive the instructor's recommendation

Program Information

New classes begin in August and January
Typical class times are 7:30am to 3:00pm M-F

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Contact the College About This Program - 726-2430 Ext. 4301


ServSafe Manager Food Safety Certification

Articulation Agreement

Gold Standard Articulation Agreement