Bringing the culinary student into the workplace is a goal of the Culinary Education Center. Educational collaboration with the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown, and Seabrook Village in Neptune, resulted in the establishment of a unique and exemplary work-based Culinary Training Program. The goal of this initiative was to unite occupational training instructors and mentors to co-teach at a work-based training site for the development of high academic and workplace technical training skills for culinary students.
Student must have an expressed interest in the Hospitality Industry.
Uniforms are required
Student must have an excellent attendance record (less then 15 days absent per year)
Students must have a “C” grade point average
Student & parent must tour the program prior to applying. This may be accomplished through attendance in an open house, orientation, teacher interview, and tour with counselor, or other means arranged with the principal.
An essay is required as part of the application.
After being admitted there is a mandatory orientation program prior to being enrolled.
It is recommended that students take General Biology or a food science class
Program Skills and Tasks:
Identification and use of kitchen equipment, tools, knives, herbs, fruits, vegetables, meats
Ability to prepare basic stocks, sauces, vegetables, starches, meats, dairy, fruits, and desserts
Demonstrates food preparation skills using dry, moist and combination cooking methods
Read, prepare, measure ingredients and follow recipes
Application of food preparation skills through Baking 1, Breakfast and Lunch Cookery
Ability to apply learned skills to a work based learning environment
Demonstrate American Style, and Buffet Style Service in lunch operation.
Practice Safety and Sanitation skills.
Certificate Upon Graduation:
Monmouth County Vocational School District Culinary Arts Certificate
National Restaurant Association SERV-SAFE Certificate
Monmouth County Vocational School District Culinary Arts Skill Profile
Seamless enrollment in Brookdale Community College Culinary Arts Associate Degree Program
A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality Management is available through a Brookdale Community College’s articulation with Fairleigh Dickerson University. A Bachelors degree n Hospitality Management with Georgian Court College.
Additional articulation agreements with for recognitions of culinary arts courses with MCVSD and Johnson and Wales University.
Structured Learning Opportunities:
Work-based classrooms at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown, and Seabrook Village in Neptune.
Structured Learning experiences in many food service operations, restaurants, and resorts in Monmouth County
Skills USA with local, state, and national competition; various club activities
Representing the CEC at different culinary activities
Community Service: arranged through the school or on your own.
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