Westmoreland Offering Culinary Quick-Start Program starting August 19

Westmoreland Offering Culinary Quick-Start Program starting August 19

Culinary students chopping vegetables in kitchen

Westmoreland Offering Culinary Quick-Start Program starting August 19

July 12, 2019 Youngwood, Pa.

Westmoreland County Community College is offering a Culinary Quick Start program starting August 19 at its Youngwood Campus.

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: August 19-22, 27-29 and September 3-5.

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 9.

For more information, contact Sylvia Detar, director/Continuing Education, at detars@westmoreland.edu or 724-925-4190. To register, call the college at 724-925-4204.