Don’t be afraid to take whisks! Build your culinary skills and techniques at EASTERN so you can compete in this field. Students also have the potential to earn up to nine transferable college credits through a statewide articulation agreement with Montgomery County Community College. This two-year half-day program enables students to acquire a variety of skills including soup and sauce preparation, preparation of meat, fish and poultry entrees, baking, kitchen sanitation, purchasing and inventory controls. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.
- Career Pathways:
Program prepares students for entry level employment as a prep cook, cook, or chef. With further education and experience, students can find opportunities in occupations such as food and beverage management, grocery and retail prepared foods, country club food services, cafeteria production and fast food franchise food production.
- Post-secondary/Advanced Placement:
Students have continued their education at Art Institute of Philadelphia, Bucks County Community College, Culinary Institute of America, Indiana University of PA, Culinary Institute of America, Delaware Valley College, Johnson and Wales University, Millersville University, Montgomery County Community College, Penn State, Temple University, The Restaurant School, and Widener University.Culinary students continuing their education in this field may also qualify for advanced placement college credit at Pennsylvania College of Technology and articulation credit with Montgomery County Community College.
- Industry Certifications:
Students can earn ServSafe Food Handlers certification, which is an entry-level food safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association; ServSafe Manager certification, which is required in a food services supervisory role; and S/P2 – Culinary, which is an online certification that teaches safety, sanitation, and career readiness skills.
- Materials and fees:
Approximately $135 – $150