Academics / Culinary Arts

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In Culinary Arts, students can expand on their personal interests and capabilities for a rewarding career in the food service profession. 

The program provides an introduction to Culinary Arts, in-depth classroom and lab instruction, and field experience, where students receive training in real life working environments, both on campus and in the surrounding community.

The Shepherds College Production Kitchen

Shepherds Community Cafe

Culinary Arts Overview

FIELD EXPERIENCE OBJECTIVE

To further develop Culinary Arts skills learned in college classes and related activities in a practical and professional environment with the goal to enhance employment readiness and empower independence.

CULINARY ARTS TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Sanitation
  • Knife skills
  • Equipment Identification
  • Food Identification
  • Mise en Place
  • Culinary Math
  • Recipe and Food Cost
  • Nutrition
  • Garde-manger
  • Soups, Stocks, and Sauces
  • Eggs, Meat, and Fish cookery
  • Braising and Stewing
  • Poaching and Simmering
  • Frying and Sautéing
  • Roasting, Grilling, and Broiling
  • Baking and Pastries

EMPLOYMENT READINESS

  • Problem Solving
  • Following Directions
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Productivity
  • Friendliness

EXPERIENCE

  • Practical skill development in the Culinary Arts training kitchen with an experienced instructor
  • Hands-on training and 50+ hours of experience working in a commercial kitchen
  • Full-service catering for special events
  • Demonstrate culinary skills while preparing food for faculty and staff

For more information on the program including placement rates, program costs, and possible career options please see:

https://shepherdscollege.edu/assets/Disclosures/CAGEDisclosure.html

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