Occupational Programs / Culinary Arts
Students will be given the opportunity to expand upon their personal interests within the food service profession by training in real life working environments both here at Shepherds College and in the surrounding community. An optimal learning environment for acquiring food service and restaurant skills will be offered through in-depth classroom instruction and substantial hands-on experience, providing culinary students with food service knowledge and a varied set of pertinent workplace skills.
The Culinary industry offers a vast array of diversified fields. What we strive to do is find the right match for each of our students so that they may thrive in what may be the first place they have worked in their life. Students will spend forty weeks learning a variety of techniques and food preparations while also learning about sanitation, kitchen safety and professionalism. By the end of their second year, they should have the skill-set to be able to work in a variety of restaurant environments.
Possible occupations to which this program leads:
|Chefs and head cooks||4000||35-1011|
|First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers||4010||35-1012|
|Food preparation workers||4030||35-2021|
|Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food||4050||35-3021|
|Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop||4060||35-3022|
|Food servers, non-restaurant||4120||35-3041|
|Dining room and cafeteria attendants||4130||35-9011|
To learn more about what our students do in the Culinary Arts program, contact Cassie Comerford, our experienced Lead Culinary Arts instructor at 262.878.5620 ext. 6422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institutions providing gainful employment programs offer important opportunities to all students seeking to expand their skills and earn a postsecondary degree or certificate. The Federal Government along with the Department of Education has a strong interest in ensuring that institutions of higher education promote student academic and career opportunities and has put into place Gainful Employment regulations to make sure these guidelines have been met. Gainful Employment provides details to all students about their particular program and the possibility of being gainfully employed upon completion of your certificate and/or degree.
Community Partnerships and Programs
Shepherds Community Café is a partnership between Community State Bank and Shepherds College, established to create a quality café experience that fosters community inclusion and collaboration while training and employing individuals with intellectual disabilities. Proceeds from all sales, including the sale of direct trade coffee, handmade baked goods and branded merchandise, support the students in the Shepherds College program. Please check it out here: https://www.mysccafe.com/mission.html