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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.

Potential Earnings: $15 to $25 per hour.

Advisory Council Members Course Instructors Course Hours & Costs

Laurie Bartlett

1824 Eats

Thomas Rankin

1824 Eats

Meghan Gordon

Crosspoint Church

Lloyd Taylor

Dewey Destin Seafood

Catrina Bryant

G.S. Gelato

Simona Faroni

G.S. Gelato

Robert Morgan

Henderson Beach Resort

Jore Whiten

Henderson Beach Resort

Rhiannon Reynolds


Sara Gatwood


Roberta Woodruff

Manor@ Blue Water Bay

Diane Yarborough


Bonita Stevens-Warnke

North Okaloosa Medical Center

Gina Sage


Chris Weilmuenster


Beth Russell

Sodexo – HCA

Marissa  Bonham

The Dawson Group

Courtney Fields

The Dawson Group

TJ Lupero

TJ’s Chillin Treats

Tyler Simmons

Henderson Beach Resort

Beatrice St Julien

Southern Yankee Queen

Tytiana Ransome

Southern Yankee Queen

Jon Hill

U.S. Foods

Cathy Briddell

Cooking with Cathy

Laura Beeman

Salvation Army


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 2024-2025 School Year. Prices are subject to change. This program is only offered during daytime classes.

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