Fundamental Foodservice Skills

  • FFS2

    Length 600 hours
    Admissions Contact Lidija Milisav |
    Course Information

    Tony DeVincenzo | 727-538-7167 ext 2019

    Felix Sestayo | 727-538-7167 ext 2041

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    Mission: The Pinellas Technical College Culinary Arts Department is committed to offering students an accredited and comprehensive culinary arts program. Through trained professional instructors, multi-media and classroom studies, as well as demonstrational and practical application in the kitchen and bakery, this department will offer the best training for application in today’s market place.

    This program prepares the student for the following certification:


    Students must complete the ServSafe® course as part of their classroom training, in order to work in the kitchen lab and to be eligible for program completion.

    Program N100520 consists of a planned sequence of courses:
    Intro to Food Prep - Course HMV0101 (300 hours) – This course includes instruction in the essentials of the hospitality industry, kitchen sanitation and workplace safety, commercial tools and equipment, reading and following recipes, essential baking preparation skills, basic knife cuts and skills, cooking methods, soup preparation, breakfast cookery, and fruit & vegetable preparation skills. All students must become ServSafe® certified in safety and sanitation.
    Cooking Methods and Techniques - Course HMV0102 (300 hours) – This course includes salad & sandwich preparation, starch & grains, quantity foods preparation, meat, poultry and seafood prep skills, sauces, basic principles of nutrition, and identification of career and employment opportunities.
    Distance Education: Not available at this time.
    Articulation Agreement(s):

    Industry Certification(s): ServSafe® certification

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  80%

    Basic Skills Exit Requirement for Program CompletionStudent's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is assessed; required basic skills grade levels are: Computation - 9 and Communication - 9.

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    Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.

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