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 College’s 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