Course Catalog

Catering Specialist - CS61 Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Valdosta, Ben Hill Irwin, High School
The Catering Specialist technical certificate of credit program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the catering profession. Learning opportunities develop occupational and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

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Curriculum Outline (25 hours)
Occupational Courses 25
CUUL 1110

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Co-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Emphasizes fundamental kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, maintenance, and operation procedures. Topics include: cleaning standards, O.S.H.A. M.S.D.S. guidelines, sanitary procedures following SERV-SAFE guidelines, HACCAP, safety practices, basic kitchen first aid, operation of equipment, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, dishwashing, and pot and pan cleaning. Laboratory practice parallels class work.

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CUUL 1120

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): CUUL 1110 This course introduces fundamental food preparation terms, concepts, and methods. Course content reflects American Culinary Federation Educational Institute apprenticeship training objectives. Topics include: weights and measures, conversions, basic cooking principles, methods of food preparation, recipe utilization, and nutrition. Laboratory demonstrations and student experimentation parallel class work.

6
CUUL 1220

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): CUUL 1120 Co-requisite(s): None Baking Principles presents the fundamental terms, concepts, and methods involved in preparation of yeast and quick breads and baked products. Emphasis is placed on conformance of sanitation and hygienic work habits with health laws. Course content reflects American Culinary Federation Educational Institute cook and pastry apprenticeship training objectives, along with Retail Bakery Association training program. Topics include: baking principles; Science and use of baking ingredients for breads, desserts, cakes, pastries; weights, measures, and conversions; preparation of baked goods, baking sanitation and hygiene, baking supplies and equipment. Laboratory demonstrations and student experimentation parallel class work.

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CUUL 1129

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): CUUL 1120 Co-requisite(s): None Introduces the fundamentals of dining and beverage service and experience in preparation of a wide variety of quantity foods. Course content reflect American Culinary Federation Education Institute apprenticeship training objectives. Topics include: dining service/guest service, dining service positions and functions, international dining services, restaurant business laws, preparation and setup, table side service, and beverage service and setup, kitchen operational procedures, equipment use, banquet planning, recipe conversion, food decorating, safety and sanitation, and production of quantity food. Laboratory practice parallels class work.

4
CUUL 1320

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): CUUL 1120 Co-requisite(s): None Introduces basic pantry manger principles, utilization, preparation, and integration into other kitchen operations. Course content reflects American Culinary Federation Educational Institute apprenticeship pantry, garnishing, and presentation training objectives. Topics include: pantry functions; garnishes, carving, and decorating; buffet presentation; cold preparations; hot/cold sandwiches; salads, dressings and relishes; breakfast preparation; hot/cold hors d*oeuvres; chaudfroids, gelees, and molds; and pats and terrines. Laboratory practice parallels class work.

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CUUL 2160

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): CUUL 1220, CUUL 1320 Co-requisite(s): None This course emphasizes all modern cuisine and introduces management concepts necessary to the functioning of a commercial kitchen. Topics include: international cuisine, cuisine trends, kitchen organization, kitchen management, kitchen supervision, competition entry, nutrition, menu selection, layout and design, and on/off premise catering. Laboratory demonstration and student experimentation parallel class work.

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Faculty
Advisor

Culinary Arts Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

Advisor

Culinary Arts Instructor
Valdosta Campus

Advisor

Hotel-Restaurant-Travel Management Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

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