Culinary Arts Certificate


Spring 2018 Culinary Arts Information Sessions

The Culinary Arts Certificate program is the first step toward a career in the food preparation industry. The 30-credit hour certificate program is open to both full-time and part-time students. Students obtain a well-rounded education, combining both laboratory and classroom experience. In addition to academic course work, students prepare and serve a wide variety of meals in the dining room at the downtown campus to our staff, faculty, and the public. Students in this program are responsible for purchasing uniforms, books, and knives. A physical examination and travel to internships/ work experience sites are required. 

Students in this program will be required to: 

  • Communicate with guests in CafĂ© Vincenzo 
  • Lift and transport food and other culinary products, equipment, small wares and utensils around the kitchen 
  • Lift and transport trays with hot and cold plated food, small ware and other items 
  • Pour and serve hot and cold liquids and beverages 
  • Use knives and other commercial cooking and food service equipment 
  • Maneuver in a commercial kitchen, dining room and related facilities 
  • Use commercial cleaning and sanitizing equipment and materials 
  • Handle a variety of food items including meat, fish, poultry, produce and dairy products 
  • Follow local Board of Health and safety protocol 


Dan Palmquist
Chef Instructor
(203) 285-2193

Andrew Randi
Culinary Arts Instructor 
(203) 285- 2154

Program Requirements

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