Culinary Arts is a two-year Early College program that culminates in a Culinarian Certification through Ivy Tech.
In the first year, students complete the coursework and labs that include sanitation and safety principles and cooking techniques such as braising, broiling, sautéing, and roasting, preparation of soups, stocks, sauces, breakfast foods, sandwiches, meat and seafood fabrication, vegetables and grains. Students will also prepare food for on-campus catering events, as needed.
In the second year, students complete the coursework and labs that include baking and pastry arts, which includes lean doughs, rich doughs, artisanal breads, quick breads, dessert sauces, pies, pastry doughs, tarts, cakes, specialty cakes, cookies, custards, soufflés, frozen desserts, fruit desserts, chocolate, sugar work, plate presentation, nutrition, and human resources. Students will prepare for and operate a student-run “pop-up” bakery on site. Students will also prepare food for on-campus catering events, as needed.
Culinary Arts 1: Juniors preferred with first year seniors wait listed.
• Hands-on training in a fully-equipped kitchen with professional chef instructors
• Nationally-recognized curriculum and certification program developed by the National Restaurant Association
• Experience a variety of cooking and baking techniques
Students will be prepared for entry-level positions in the hospitality industry and to continue their education in the post secondary school of their choice.