Westmoreland County Community College is partnering with Fayette County Career and Technical Institute to offer a Culinary Quick Start program in Fayette County starting September 10 at the technical institute located at 175 Georges Fairchance Road in Uniontown.
There are hundreds of immediate openings for line and prep cooks in professional kitchens and this program prepares students for entry-level positions in the food service industry upon successful completion.
Topics include basic kitchen vocabulary and ingredients, knife skills and safety, basic preparation, recipe reading and conversion, sauces, sanitation and job search preparation. Additionally, students will be given the opportunity to test for a ServSafe Certification. This certification is a nationally recognized/accredited food safety certification desired by employers in the food service industry.
In addition, those completing the program may earn two college credits that can be applied toward Westmoreland’s credit Culinary Arts program which can then be transferred to a four-year university.
Classes will be held 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the following dates: September 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 and October 1.
Tuition is $299 plus a $235 material fee which includes apron, hat, chef’s knife and paring knife, and a ServSafe book with answer sheet.
Registration deadline is Friday, August 30.
For more information, contact Sylvia Detar, director/Continuing Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724.925.4190. To register, call the college at 724.925.4204.