The Emerald Coast is one of the top tourist beach destinations in the U.S. and tourism is one of the leading industries in Northwest Florida. Northwest Florida State College’s Culinary A.S. Degree Program is designed to support the tourism industry by preparing students for employment in the culinary and restaurant industry. Students will gain employability skills and knowledge through classroom instruction and culinary lab experience in the following courses Sanitation and Safety; Maintenance and Operation of Equipment; Methods of Preparation an d Cooking; Perform Different Types of Food Services; Nutrition; Baking; and Dining Room and Beverage Management. Students will also receive training in communications, leadership and human relations skills. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of elements of the culinary industry. Careers include culinary manager, food and beverage manager, pastry cook, executive chef and many more.
Students who successfully complete selected courses from this program of study may be eligible to receive the college credit certificate in : Culinary Arts (CCC)
NOTE: If you have not already done so, you must pass the Florida Civic Literacy Examination in addition to
completing one of the above courses to meet the Civic Literacy Competency requirement for graduation.