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Fundamental Foodservice Skills

Career Description: The Fundamental Foodservice Skills program offers a sequence of courses designed to provide coherent and relevant commercial foodservice knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster. The program provides technical skills proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific hands-on technical skills. The Fundamental Foodservice Skills program is intended to prepare students for entry-level work positions or further culinary training and education based on basic culinary skills and practices to be successful in today’s commercial kitchens. The curriculum content includes, but is not limited to, preparation, presentation, and serving of a wide variety of foods. Additionally, topics such as leadership, communication skills, employability skills, and safe/efficient work practices are also covered.  The coursework for this program prepares students for entry-level employment positions in the foodservice and hospitality industry, such as a steward, prep cook, pantry cook, fry cook, banquet cook, retail, and cafeteria cook & line cook.

Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/

Length of Program: 600 hours – approximately 5 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Fundamental Foodservice Skills
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Fundamental Foodservice Skills 

Possible Careers and Outlook:
35-2021.00       Food Preparation Workers
35-2014.00       Cooks, Restaurant

Estimated Total: $3,900*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale

Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

For Information: Contact Nicole Kirchberg: 941.751.7900 x 1161, Email

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