Introduction to the Culinary Arts Certificate (CCC) Program

The certificate program is designed for students and current culinary and restaurant managers which desire skill enhancement for this industry.

Certification integrates Pastry and Culinary Skills with actual restaurant experience, for both front and back of the house.

Is This For You?

People who enter the culinary profession enjoy practical, hands-on activities and are creative and comfortable with decision making and problem solving. They are skilled in interpersonal relations, and coordinating the work and activities of others. Good communications skills are important. Near vision and arm-hand steadiness are essential

Beyond Graduation . . .

With additional coursework, graduates from the Culinary Arts certificate program may complete the Associate in Science (A.S) degree in Culinary Management at Pensacola State College.

Related Career Opportunities

Primary Employers

Graduates from the Culinary Arts program will provide food services within a large variety of industries including restaurants and other retail eating and drinking establishments, and institutions such as schools, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. Other employers include grocery stores, hotels, and private catering services.

Occupations

Culinary Arts

Involves the production of food, and the management of food production and services. A wide range of opportunities exists for culinary artists with experience and formal training as cooks, chefs, maitre d’s, managers, and health inspectors, in restaurants, schools, supermarket delis and bakeries, health care facilities, and government agencies. Employment opportunities are also found in the sale of food supplies and services, and in catering, food design, and edible product development.

Other Occupations

  • Baker
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Line Cook
  • Prep, Lead, or Pantry Cook
  • Sous Chef


Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Chefs and Head Cooks
2015 Cur. Openings
111
2023 Prj. Openings
117
Est. Annual Openings
2.5
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$43,612.32
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Chefs and Head Cooks
2015 Cur. Openings
265
2023 Prj. Openings
283
Est. Annual Openings
6.4
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$48,075.75
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Chefs and Head Cooks
2015 Cur. Openings
7505
2023 Prj. Openings
8163
Est. Annual Openings
200.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$52,309.76


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