Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts

Hours: 1200 – approximately 40 weeks
Cost: Tuition is approximately $3,456 plus books & fees (Click to see all related charges)
Testing Requirements:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Location: LTC Main Campus

Mission: The mission of the Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts program is to prepare a student for successful employment in the food service/hospitality industry.

Commerical Foods and Culinary Arts Master Plan of Instruction

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What you’ll learn:

  • Basic culinary knowledge
  • Nutrition
  • Supervision
  • Sanitation
  • Advanced preparatory skills
  • Breads, pastries, soups, sauces, salads, entrees, garde manger, ice carvings, & show pieces
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A  HMV0100  Food Preparation  300 hrs
B  HMV0170  Cook, Restaurant  300 hrs
C  HMV0171  Chef/Head Cook  300 hrs
D  HMV0126  Food Service Management  300 hrs

Industry Certifications

    • Nutrition
    • Supervision management
    • Sanitation


Employment Opportunities

  • Restaurants
  • Resorts and local attractions
  • Hospitals
  • Cruise ships and national parks

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from $16,500 to 30,000*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates

  • Red Lobster, Outback
  • Mission Inn Resort
  • Bay Tree & Orlando Country Clubs
  • Wolfy’s, Universal Studios
  • Yellow Stone National Park

Completion Rate* – 93%
Placement Rate* - 88%
Licensure Pass Rate* – N/A

For employment information, visit O*NET OnLine Food Service Manager  or O*NET OnLine Chef and Head Cook 
*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.

Required Book List

For the most recent book list for the Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts program, visit Lake Technical Center’s online Bookstore and Marketplace.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Take the TABE and/or placement tests
  4. Meet with a counselor/career advisor
  5. Register and pay tuition and fees
  6. Purchase books and supplies
  7. Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class