Career training for a job in the cooking arts
This accelerated program offered at our San Jose, CA campus will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry-level positions in the culinary field. Students will gain the essential cooking skills used by professional chefs. Students will learn to prepare a variety of foods using different preparation methods. Students will acquire their ServSafe® certifications.
What you’ll learn in the essential cooking arts program:
- Sanitation, Safety, Tools & Equipment
- Knife Skills & Mis en Place
- Menus, Recipes, and Cost Management
- Basic Principles of Cooking and Food Science
- Stocks, Sauces and Soups
- Pantry Essentials
- Essential Cooking Methods for Meats, Poultry and Fish
- Breakfast Preparation
Say yes to CET Essential Cooking Arts!
|Accelerated Evening Program?*||yes!|
|Job Placement Assistance?||yes!|
|Training supplies, tools, books and uniform included in tuition?**||yes!|
*Average program length 15 weeks based on attendance. ** Subject to change without notice.
FAQ about the cooking arts job training program:
- Where does the Essential Cooking Arts job training program take place?
- CET offers this program at the main campus in San Jose San Jose, CA.
- How long does it take to finish this specialized culinary course?
- The Essential Cooking Arts program is 300 hours and generally takes about 15 weeks to complete.
- What is the class schedule?
- This is an evening program only. The class meets Monday through Friday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
- How much does it cost and how can I pay for this cooking class?
- Check out tuition costs in the program description. This affordable program can be financed a few different ways, but is not eligible for federal aid (Title IV – Pell Grants and Student Loans). You’ll want to meet with a financial aid advisor anyway to discuss other options which may be available to you.
- What will I learn in the Essential Cooking Arts program?
- CET’s course focuses on the essential cooking skills you need. To see the competencies you will master view the student catalog and addenda’s program description.
- What kind of additional certifications or licenses will I be prepared to earn?
- Students in this program will be prepared to earn their National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification.
- What types of jobs will I be qualified for after I graduate from the program and what can I expect to make?
- Once you’ve mastered the essentials of cooking, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs. You can learn more about jobs and pay in your area by checking out the links below*:
- Food Service Specialist (Institutional)
- Dietary Aide
- Cooks (Restaurant)
- Grill, Short Order or Line Cook
- When does the next class start and how do I apply?
- CET has open enrollment, so once your enrollment is completed, you can start right away. Applying to CET is easy. Learn more by visiting the Admissions page, or better yet – Sign up for a Tour and talk to an advisor in person.
*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.