Culinary Program now cooking at LCCC
Interest in culinary arts has never been higher. Television is peppered with cooking programs and competitions. New restaurants open frequently, offering increasingly diverse menus. The growing popularity of culinary arts is encouraging many people to learn more about cooking—not only for personal enjoyment, but to turn their passion for cooking into a fulfilling career.
Many people begin their careers as food-preparation workers and work their way up to positions with more responsibility. Others can speed the process by enrolling in culinary training programs, such as the new program at Lorain County Community College.
New LCCC Associate of Arts Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management - Culinary Arts Major
The LCCC associate of arts degree in culinary arts can prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry. From the preparation of simple dishes to the creation of international cuisine, you will learn a variety of cooking skills and techniques through intense hands-on instruction.
Those with some experience in the field can sign up for the short-term course Contemporary Cuisine, which begins Monday, Oct. 17 and runs through Dec. 11. This course combines the fundamentals of classical cooking with a modern approach to preparing and cooking food. Students produce hot and cold items that are used in the restaurant or in a production capacity. The elements of Garde manger, molecular cooking, and simple cooking techniques such as braising, stewing, Poele, grilling and vapor cooking will be completed by the students.
Those with little or no experience can enroll in the program for spring semester (begins January 9) and begin to take other core program courses and culinary courses.
Beginning in the fall of 2012, new culinary kitchens will be located in the new LCCC Culinary and Convergent Digital Arts facility on the LCCC main campus. The facility will include three teaching kitchens, a dining lab, and multi-use spaces.
Coursework includes food-service management, purchasing, human resources, food and beverage management, and even a course on managing your career. You will learn how to manage a dining room, and how to plan and market your menus.
But for most people, a culinary education is all about the food. You will learn to cook contemporary, international and New World cuisine. You will learn baking and pastry. You will leave LCCC with the skills you need to manage a commercial kitchen.
For more information contact Judy Pietch at (440) 366-4187 or via email at [email protected]. Visit www.lorainccc.edu/culinary for additional information.