The Culinary Certificate program prepares students for a variety of positions in the diverse field of food service. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, HCC is the only Massachusetts community college that holds this certification. Want to go farther? The certificate fulfills the first year of HCC's associate degree in Foodservice Management, which prepares students to transfer to culinary degree-granting institutions such as Johnson & Wales University, the Culinary Institute of America, and New England Culinary Institute.
Graduates of this program will be able to use a hands-on approach to identify, define and appropriately handle a vast variety of food product and equipment as utilized in the commercial kitchen, dining room and bakeshop. Students will understand the current industry standards as well as legal and ethical issues involved in the safe-handling and service of food beverages. They will use a teamwork-based business approach to identify, define, respond to and evaluate problems and resolutions in various foodservice industry situations and to further an understanding of professional development in the industry, utilize basic arithmetic, and understand current nutritional issues.
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