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2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary Arts Certificate

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The Culinary Arts Certificate program is the first step toward a career in the food service industry. Full and part-time students obtain a well-rounded education, which combines laboratory, classroom, and work experiences. In addition to academic course work, students prepare and serve a wide variety of meals in Cafe Vincenzo staff, faculty, and the public. Individuals who wish to continue their studies following graduation may transfer courses in this program to similar programs at the baccalaureate level. For more information, please contact Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator Chris Gentile at (203) 285-2432 or cgentile@gatewayct.edu.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze theory and techniques of food preparation and presentation as well as baking and pastry arts
  • Prepare menus incorporating costs, acquisition, and inventory controls
  • Summarize basic principles and concepts of the hospitality industry
  • Create and cater events
  • Prepare basic foods in quantity, including various regional foods and ethnic cuisine
  • Evaluate the establishment and maintenance of a safe and sanitary foodservice operation including Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point and State of Connecticut law
  • Set-up and operate the ‘front of the house’
  • Summarize managerial techniques and human resource management practice
  • Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving techniques in addressing management problems.

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