Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022. Population and income growth are expected to result in greater demand for high-quality dishes at a variety of dining venues, including many upscale establishments.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor
This program is designed to provide you with the basic understanding of concepts and skills for a career in the dynamic and ever-changing culinary, restaurant, and catering professions. The program is designed for you to develop a command of classic culinary methods and techniques, including mise en place, station organization, knife skills, preparation of stocks, sauces, and soups. This program also requires you to be actively participating in restaurant-like operations that include basic cooking and preparation of foods and beverages. You will be exposed to different foods from different cultures, including Latin and International cuisines. This program also includes the following areas: ingredients, beverage technology, basic cooking methods, baking and pastry, understanding all work stations both in the kitchen and dining room, table service techniques, plate presentation, the importance of team service, guest satisfaction, and professionalism. Throughout this program food safety and sanitation are emphasized. This program is designed with employability in mind.
FEI graduates can find employment in any of the following food establishment settings:
Florida Education Institute (FEI) was incorporated in Florida in 1994 to provide career-focused and employment-driven education to the people in our community. In 2001, our institution received accreditation status from COE. FEI has continued to evolve and respond to the career education needs of the community it serves by offering and developing new career education programs.
FEI continually strives to provide students with quality career education. We recruit students who can graduate and succeed. We teach our students the skills that will prepare them for existing employment and career success. Our learning environment is to be fun, active, and motivating. We help students find employment after graduation. We serve our community and its employment training needs.See more success stories