Discover the opportunities that exist working as a professional chef. Find employment at 5-star resort hotels, travel to luxury destinations across the U.S. or abroad working in fine dining establishments, or possibly start your own restaurant. The exciting careers are endless, and your journey begins as a student in the Culinary Arts program at WMCC. You will be trained by our expert chefs who bring their real-world culinary experiences into the classroom.
The two-year associate degree covers a wide range of theory and practice. Graduates of the degree have held positions as chefs, bakers, food production supervisors, food purchasing agents, food service instructors, and restaurant owners. The certificate provides students with the major baking and food-production courses.
Culinary lab classes are offered as four-week modules. Each module focuses on a specific area of culinary expertise and carries one credit towards graduation. It should be noted that modules are not necessarily offered in the profile sequence indicated below. In addition to taking traditional culinary classes, students must work offsite at college-associated restaurants where they receive hands-on experience. As a requirement for graduation, students must also successfully complete a “black box” final practical exam during their senior year.
Students must purchase a set of professional knives along with three sets of uniforms. Additional information is mailed to students prior to the start of the semester.
Culinary Arts Apprenticeship at OMNI Mount Washington Resort
The OMNI Mount Washington Resort has partnered with WMCC to offer a three-year culinary apprenticeship program. The purpose of the apprenticeship is to offer future chefs the opportunity to train in a highly respected food operation, to learn from a variety of chefs, and to receive an Associate in Science degree in Culinary Arts. At the completion of the apprenticeship, students have a minimum of 6,000 hours of experience working in a variety of disciplines and the experience needed to work at any OMNI property or food and beverage establishment.
For the culinary apprenticeship, students apply online at omnihotels.com/careers. First, applicants apply to the apprenticeship program. Second, the OMNI Mount Washington staff decide which applicants to accept. Third, applicants (if accepted) must apply to WMCC. Applicants who are not accepted into the apprenticeship are encouraged to apply for the associate degree in Culinary Arts at WMCC.
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