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Workforce Certificate

Culinary Operations (5740)

This program is restricted to enlisted military personnel. The Culinary Operations program prepares military personnel for employment in food and beverage preparation, kitchen and dining room assistance, as well as assistance to bakers and cooks. You’ll learn sanitation and safety, proper receiving and storage of goods, care of facilities and equipment as well as responsibilities and skills in the dining room service area. You will be provided instruction in the preparation of salads and dressings, soups and sauces, starches and entrees, baked goods and desserts.

The program provides completion points if you want to focus on one area. Or, after completing this program, you can continue your education for an associate in science degree in restaurant or culinary management.

You may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by your scores on the state-mandated TABE. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See Standards of Academic Progress. You should be advised by a counselor or program chairperson prior to enrolling. For information call 904.766.5572.

All courses in this program apply to the associate in science degrees Culinary Management (2259) or Restaurant Management (2212).

Estimated tuition is $2,037 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, fees, materials).


Professional Courses
Contact Hours
Workforce Credits
*VPI 0100 Basic Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Basic Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Basic Language Skills
FSS 0252 Food Preparation Worker I
**FSS 0261 Mess Specialist I 100 3.5
**FSS 0262 Mess Specialist II 50 1.5
FSS 0253 Food Preparation Worker II
FSS 0254 Food Preparation Worker III
FSS 0255 Food Preparation Worker IV
FSS 0256 Food Preparation Worker V
FSS 0257 Food Service and Restaurant
Manager I
FSS 0258 Food Service and Restaurant
Manager II
  Total Contact Hours

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.
**These courses provide transistion for the Navy Homeport Training. See advisor prior to registration.


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