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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Diploma

The Art Institute of Tennessee — Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

In the Culinary Arts program, you’ll gain practical experience in the kitchen while studying the business of cost control, sanitation and safety, menu and beverage management, nutrition, and kitchen management. You’ll learn to produce food quickly and in quantity while working with others. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).
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Program Description

56 Credits, Four 12-week quarters, or 48 weeks

Culinary Diploma students obtain a foundational knowledge and skills in the fundamental techniques and theories of the culinary arts and in industry practices. Through applied coursework and hands-on experiences students will build the necessary skills and abilities to confidently meet the challenges of the food service industry. The curriculum is based on classical principles emphasizing modern techniques and trends in both the classroom and the kitchen. Students are prepared for entry-level employment in the culinary industry such as entry-level prep cooks, line attendants, and entry-level pastry assistants.

The general objectives for the program are:
• Establish and maintain safety and sanitation procedures
• Prepare standardized recipes using a variety of cooking techniques which meet industry quality standards
• Prepare a variety recipes utilizing the correct techniques, ingredients and equipment which meet industry quality standards
• Define and articulate the core values of the culinary professional
• Seek entry-level positions in commercial and institutional food service settings
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