In this hands-on program, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills for a career in the bakery field. Time will be spent on preparing breads, pastries and pies. You’ll refine your techniques in cake production and decorating for any event. You’ll also spend time in the lab developing basic through advanced skills and learning baking principles through the creation of a variety of products.
If you want to take your love of cooking to the next level, a career in culinary arts might be right for you. You’ll learn how to prepare soups, meats, vegetables and desserts as well as sauces, side dishes and salads. You’ll learn what it takes to coordinate and direct the work of kitchen staff – everything from menu planning and buying supplies to final presentation. In addition, you may manage budgets and coordinate food preparation with service. Whether you want to work at a local café or own your own fine dining establishment, this program (offered in a standard or accelerated format) will give you the foundation you need.
Take your love of cooking to the next level with the Advanced Culinary Arts certificate. This program is designed for the experienced culinary learner who wishes to add to their skills. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about ice carving; wines; and European, Asian and Latin cuisines. You'll explore more modern culinary techniques in classes like Advanced Garde Manger; Molecular Gastronomy; or Local, Sustainable and Organic Foods. Plus, take your cooking on the road and prepare for upcoming culinary competitions in Fox Valley Tech's two competition-based classes or learn what it takes to develop your own hospitality business.
Begin your career in the food service industry with this technical diploma. You’ll learn how to prepare, season and cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, sauces, side dishes, salads and other food items in large quantities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and deli are covered, as well as nutrition and sanitation. You’ll have plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning in this program. Put your apron on and start stirring up the good stuff.
Explore the concept of entrepreneurial thinking as it applies to the hospitality industry with the Hospitality Entrepreneurship certificate. You’ll learn the skills necessary for researching, conceptualizing, developing and running a business through interactive lessons, course projects and shared industry experiences. You’ll gain skills relating to market research, product development, business communication, marketing, customer service and the development of a business plan. Let this certificate help prepare you to take on the role and responsibilities of being an owner in the hospitality industry.
Whether you’re preparing for an important business meeting or wedding reception, learn to create memorable experiences for customers through this degree program. Gain the necessary customer service, room operations, and dining room and food service operations skills for these exciting careers. This degree program will also teach you to sell to convention organizers and businesses, and coordinate tourism efforts for communities. You’ll learn about catering and special event planning, as well as hospitality law and liability. Tourism is an integral part of the economy and creates a broad range of employment opportunities.
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Nikki King is double majoring in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Production. She is excited to transition from the Medical field...
FVTC Culinary students will begin carryout service at Ione's Dining Room in late September.
Students return to class for the start of the fall 2021 semester.
Culinary student, Kyle Luchsinger, helps uncover missing details needed for a family recipe handed down from the 1940s.