Culinary Arts Training

Sonia Gutierrez Campus

In Person Classes

  • Morning (Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-12:30pm)
  • Evening (Monday-Thursday: 5:30-9:00pm)

The pandemic has changed the hospitality field forever. The demand for skilled professionals in the food and beverage world is at an all-time high. The Culinary Arts Training Program at Carlos Rosario has adapted to this reality and created two new courses specifically designed to meet the demands of the industry. Come train with us and hone your skills into a sharpened professional!

Food Service Principles (FSP)

For those who desire to pursue a career in the hospitality industry with little or no experience, this course is designed for you!

This 5-month training program will prepare you for a career in food service within the hospitality industry by focusing on basic kitchen skills, cooking principles, and customer service foundations.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to apply for an entry-level position in the hospitality industry, such as Prep cook, cook, assistant baker, pastry cook, short-order cook, and others.

Course Content Summary

Safety & Sanitation, Product Knowledge, Basic Knife Skills, Cooking Principles, Planning & Preparation, Culinary Math, Dietary, Nutrition & Wellness trends, Employment Readiness, Digital Literacy, Sexual Harassment Prevention, and Unconscious Bias training in the hospitality industry for employees.

Entry Requirements

  • Eligible for ESL 6 (low intermediate) or higher
  • Advising Session. Must have an updated resume and career plan.
  • No prior experience in the industry is required

Certifications Earned

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Allergens


Food Service Operations (FSO) 

If you are ready to take the next step in your hospitality career, this course is for you! This is an excellent option for applicants currently working in an entry-level cooking position that display the desire to build proficiency in all stations of a food service operation.

This 5-month skills training program will prepare our students for a career in food services, restaurants, and the hospitality industry. The course emphasizes workplace organizational skills, food production, menu planning, customer service skills, and team-building skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings.

Course Content Summary

Production planning & preparation, Recipe scaling, Station management, Menu development, Nutrition planning, Kitchen communications, Catering essentials, Customer Service, Employment Readiness, Digital Literacy, Sexual Harassment Prevention & Unconscious Bias training in the Hospitality Industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Eligible for ESL 6 or higher
  • Advising Session. Must have an updated resume and career plan
  • Basic cooking experience required in the hospitality industry, or successful completion of FSP.  Experience to be discussed via Advising session

Certifications Earned

  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager




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