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.


Cook, caterer, restaurant chef, restaurant manager*

Culinary entry-level salary range: $12.00 – $14.22 per hour*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

This program is offered in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College.

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Estrella Mountain Community College

3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85392

Estrella Mountain Campus

professional food service

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