Certificate of Achievement

The Culinary Arts certificate program is designed to fulfill the needs of a student interested in basic culinary arts training. The courses provide a framework to further
studies or to obtain an entry-level position in a food production environment. In addition, certification in the ServSafe food handling system can be obtained as part of
the studies.

Career Opportunities

During the past 20 years, the world has experienced phenomenal growth in the realm of hospitality. The need for well-trained managers in this vast and diverse field has never been greater. Successful companies actively recruit hospitality graduates with credentials that rest upon a strong foundation of business studies, as well as the technical skills and practical experience necessary to excel in the hospitality industry. Examples of possible careers are professional cooking, baking and pastry making, and catering services.

Facilities

The Teaching Kitchen and Dining Room provided for the hospitality programs at CCM is one of the best in the area. It features individual work stations for each pair of students and offers a multitude of different state-of-the-art culinary learning experiences. In addition, students gain practical hands-on dining room, food and beverage management, and service experience.

Contacts

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Department
973-328-5629
sstepan@ccm.edu
Student Community Center, Room 240
Professor Mark P. Cosgrove
Chairperson
mcosgrove@ccm.edu
973-328-5652

Curriculum

Serv-Safe Food Handling 1
Introduction to Food 3
Select one of the following options
Culinary Arts
Food Management 3
Food Production 3
Baking Arts
Introduction to Baking 3
Advanced Baking 3
World Cuisines
(choose six credits in the following courses)
International Cuisines 3
American Regional Cuisine 1
Italian Cuisine 1
Chinese Cuisine 1
Latin Cuisines 1
Total Certificate Credits 10