2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Culinary Arts Fundamentals Certificate

The Certificate in Culinary Arts Fundamentals is designed to equip students with basic skills in culinary arts. The program provides instruction in culinary concepts and terminology, kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment usage, basic nutritional guidelines, standard and metric measurements, food costing, and theory and practice in the production of culinary products. Courses emphasize fundamental cooking techniques and preparation methods for hot foods, breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, dressings, breads and pastries.

Credit Hours Required: 16

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Culinary Arts Fundamentals Suggested Course Sequence  

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts Fundamentals Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply culinary principles, nutrition practices, safety and sanitation techniques for basic kitchen and food service operation. (CUL 101, CUL 102, CUL 103, CUL 104)
  2. Identify fruit and vegetable classifications and prepare and use a variety of products. (CUL 101)
  3. Use kitchen small-wares, equipment, knives and bakery equipment. (CUL 101, CUL 102, CUL 103, CUL 104)
  4. Apply food costing techniques and recipe conversions using standard and metric measurements. (CUL 101, CUL 102, CUL 103, CUL 104)
  5. Fabricate meat, fish and poultry products. (CUL 102)
  6. Produce basic stocks, sauces and soups. (CUL 101, CUL 102)
  7. Cook poultry, fish and meat products. (CUL 101, CUL 102, CUL 103)
  8. Produce a variety of cheeses and pastas. (CUL 103)
  9. Produce dressings for salads and sandwiches. (CUL103)
  10. Prepare simple salads, sandwiches, breakfast foods, and hors d'oeuvres appropriate for the food service industry. (CUL 101, CUL 103)
  11. Prepare basic breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, bakery sauces, icings and fillings. (CUL 104)