Does Culinary Interest You? Now Is the Time
Have you ever thought of a culinary career? Do you see yourself happy with the experience of people enjoying your creative food creations? Then now is the time to start your new culinary career. In just months you can graduate from our culinary arts school in Miami and begin your exciting new career in the dynamic Miami culinary scene.
Our Program has a Latin Twist
Located in heart of Miami’s Calle Ocho, Florida Education Institute’s Culinary Arts program offers students a unique program that not only touches the international culinary fundamentals of countries such as France, Italy, and contemporary American variations, but our program does it with a Latin Twist. Our program embraces and is influenced by Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
The Latin influence on the culinary scene in the U.S. has grown significantly in the past few years. From cooking shows to the incorporation of ingredients and dishes on American menus, Latin cuisine and latin chefs are gaining national recognition and presence.
Is this Career for You?
Do you love food? Do you love to serve others? Do you love to be the presenter of your creation and be the one that puts all together? Passion and desire are big things in this career. If so, consider going into culinary with Florida Education Institute.
Successful Culinary Arts students can be described as:
- Passionate about food
- Attention to Detail
- Good temperament
- Fast pace workers
Some of the coursework in our program covers:
- Culinary Foundations
- Latin Cuisine
- International Cuisine
- Pastry and Baking Fundamentals
- Food, Beverage, and Nutrition Management
- Modern Cuisine
Culinary Education at FEI
In our professional kitchens you will be taught by talented and experienced chef-instructors who love to teach and for students to succeed. You will begin with the fundamentals of using kitchen tools and starting to develop basic cooking skills and techniques. Our classes are hands-on, so you will be learning by doing. Whether you want to work at a local restaurant or own your own fine dining establishment one day, this program will give you the foundation you need.
Culinary Arts Diploma
Our program offers students the knowledge and skills to begin their careers in the Culinary Arts field. Our Diploma program focuses on hands-on, real-world experiences can really help students with obtaining the right techniques, speed and agility, teamwork skills and the work ethic for a successful career in culinary.
Few fields can combine art and technique as beautifully as Culinary Arts. Florida Education Institute’s Culinary Arts program is designed to provide students with the basic understanding of concepts and skills for a career in culinary industry. This program introduces the student to the fundamental techniques and preparations, including:
- Classic culinary methods and technique
- Basic cooking methods
- Knife skills
- Preparation of stocks, sauces, and soups
- Food preparation
- Food safety and sanitation
- Station organization
- Different foods from different cultures
- Inventory and buying supplies
- Menu planning: Local, farm-to-table and market driven menus
- Beverage technology
- Baking and pastry
- Kitchen coordination: understanding all kitchen staff and workstations
- Table service techniques
- Plate presentation
- The importance of team service
- Guest satisfaction
- Work ethic and professionalism
Employment and Career Opportunities
Graduates of our Culinary Arts program may be qualified for the following careers:
- Chef and Restaurants
- Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine
- Assistant Chef
- Prep Cook
- Line Cook
Graduates of our Culinary Arts program may qualify for employment with the following employers:
- Food Service Industry
- Catering Companies
- Self-Employment (having experience is highly recommended)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to be in food services, including restaurants. Job opportunities also will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at upscale restaurants, hotels, and casinos, where the pay is typically highest.
Finding Employment Opportunities After Graduation
After graduation our Placement Staff can assist you (at no cost) in finding employment opportunities. This is the one service our school offer that every graduate should really take advantage of in order to assure that their education pays off right away. We strongly encourage every graduate to actively work and communicate with Career Services. The Placement Staff works out of our Career Services Office and they are a great resource to have on your side. Here are just some of the things we do:
- After graduation, we first sit down and plan your success.
- Together we will know which employers to target.
- We will focus on following a smart job search plan.
- Our Career Services Placement Staff can provide effective job search techniques.
- We constantly are developing relationships with employers for the benefit of graduates.