The State of Florida employs close to 270,000 culinary professionals, including cooks, food service managers, chefs, bartenders, and bakers. They work in diners, fine dining restaurants, hotels, cafes, and other food establishments. Culinary schools cover theoretical concepts and provide practical training in the food service industry to prepare you for success in the industry. Florida graduates have a unique opportunity to work in a state where there’s an abundance of opportunities and the salaries are better than most states. Culinary arts training leads to a certificate, diploma, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree depending on your needs. Most programs include standard industry certification such as ServSafe – required by most employers.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
The Associate of Science in Culinary Management degree program at Florida State College at Jacksonville educates, trains, and developments students for employment in production line and supervisory positions in the culinary arts industry. Students will develop skills through theory and experimental learning in the lab and retail restaurant experience in the school operated food facilities. Students will also develop skills via culinary internships at local restaurants and hotel kitchens. Course topics include sanitation and safety management, baking, food production, American regional foods, international foods, Garde-manager, dining room management, food and beverage management, catering and buffet management, supervision and personnel management, culinary management internship, culinary arts capstone, introduction to culinary management, and culinary nutrition. Students must also complete 15 credit hours of general education courses to earn the associate degree. Graduates will earn ServSafe Manager certification and have at least 300 hours of hospitality industry experience through the included internship.
Culinary Management Associate in Science
Duration: 24 months
Credit hours: 60
- Must be at least 16 years of age – signed permission from a parent or guardian is required for persons under 18 years
- Apply for admission to Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Pay the one-time application fee of $25
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Submit a completed Culinary Arts Application
Tuition costs $104.88 per credit for in-state residents and $401.27 for non-residents. The approximate program cost of $6,293 for students who complete in the normal time. Besides tuition, students must cover the costs for supplies, books, chef’s uniform, knife set, and black non-skid shoes.
- Website: https://www.fscj.edu/home
- Address: 4501 Capper Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218
- Phone: (904) 766-6500
Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology
The culinary arts program at Frank H Peterson Academies of Technology provides a sequence of courses to prepare students for a career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. The training includes competency based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills needed in the industry. The program includes theory and hands-on application of food preparation, presentation, serving of food, leadership, communication skills, employability skills, and safe/efficient work practices. Students will be prepared for success in the workplace, build relationships with business and community partners in the profession, participate in real-world experiences in the culinary industry, and apply culinary arts knowledge by completing a capstone project. Graduates will earn the ServSafe Food Production Manager Certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute Conference for Food Protection.
Culinary Arts Certificate
Duration: 4 Years
Credit hours: N/A
- Must be a high school student
- Apply for admission to the program
Tuition is free for high school students. Additional costs for uniforms and supplies must be covered by the student.
Address: 7450 Wilson Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32210-3523