This one-year interactive program is designed to equip students with the basic skills needed for entry-level positions in diverse food service operations. The program introduces the student to the preparation of foods for full-service, buffet, banquet, a la carte, and bakery operations.
Students are exposed to many areas of professional food service including culinary techniques, safety and sanitation, purchasing and cost controls, professionalism and ethics, teamwork and communication. Students will apply their knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.
West-MEC programs prepare students to seek one or more industry certification or licensure in their field of study, providing a pathway to economic independence.
This program is offered in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College.