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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Explore the culinary profession and the exciting career positions offered

If you have a passion for food and yearn to thrive in an environment where you can showcase your culinary talents, The Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality is the place for you. Explore the culinary profession and exciting career options in the food service industry.

Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to teach you the actual practice and art of cooking through theory, technique, palate training, speed and teamwork. These will be the essentials for success in your culinary career. You will learn the necessities required to thrive in the culinary industry, as well as forge personal contacts that will guide you through your journey. Students range in both age and previous professional experience.

Students enrolled in the Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program receive specialized training in one of today’s most sought after career fields.

  • Learn proper methods of food and equipment handling.
  • Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality from a management perspective.
  • Study recipe management and menu planning.
  • Develop marketable workplace readiness skills.
  • Apply classroom learning during and on-the-job training.
Advisory Council Members Course Instructors Course Hours & Costs
Dewey Destin Destin Crab Island Restaurant
Nina Destin Destin Crab Island Restaurant
Bridget Spolski Corner Café
David Krebs Ariel Seafood
Gail Starling Ariel Seafood
Heidi McAnulla Bake My Day
Francesca Piazza Two Trees Restaurant
Jennifer Bryant Juana’s Sailor Grill
Eli Mason Blue Collar Café
Jim Shirah Dewey Destin’s Harborside Restaurant
Dan Empson Harry T’s Restaurant

Program Course Hours & Costs

Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HMV0100 Food Prep 300 Hours
B HMV0170 Cook – Restaurant 300 Hours
C HMV0171 Chef/Head Cook 300 Hours
D HMV0126 Food Service Management 300 Hours


Estimate of Total Program Costs

Total Tuition and Fees Detail:
$3504.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1200 hours)
$450.00 Lab Fees (Per Academic Semester)
$50.00 Registration Fee (1 Time Per Program)
Textbook Estimated Cost:
$341.00 Estimated Textbook Total
(Full textbook listing available in the front office.)

For estimation purposes only. Rates are based on the 2023-2024 School Year. Prices are subject to change. This program is only offered during daytime classes.

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