The dream of running a kitchen is being pursued by more people nowadays due in part to the popularity of reality TV shows and docu-series about celebrity chefs. However, before you want to open your own restaurant you should attend a culinary school, to get the skills needed.
Are you passionate about food and spend lots of your spare time in the kitchen?
Are you hyped about learning new cooking techniques and experimenting with ingredients?
Do you enjoy hosting dinner parties to showcase your creations?
Culinary school might be right for you!
Florida Technical College’s Culinary Arts program is the perfect blend of in-class lecture theory and hands-on lab practice. At FTC, we provide the highest quality culinary training to give our students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the competitive Central Florida tourism industry and beyond.
Culinary school is a significant investment of both time and money. It is important to discuss with a family member or someone who has been this path how you’d balance school and personal obligations because to succeed you need to have a good strategy in place. Yet the effort is well worth it. Culinary school will give you knowledge and experience that will make you confident in a professional kitchen.
But beware, not all culinary programs are created equal, there are many variations. At FTC’s culinary program we combine both lectures and hands-on experience that will make a difference in your career in the industry. Having hands-on in a real kitchen setting and learning from individuals who have worked in the restaurant and culinary industry, is a big plus. If you choose our program, you’ll learn all the culinary techniques you need to start your career in the food industry. You will also have a convenient and flexible class schedule so that you can balance work and family obligations.
With the proper culinary training, you will be ready to work in a diversity of settings, for example, cruise ships, theme parks, resorts and restaurants. Florida Technical College will be there for you on every step of the way, and will help you with your resume and with career placement after graduation.
If you want to learn how to cook, FTC can help. For more information or to find out about the culinary program enrollment contact our Kissimmee location.
By: Alex Martínez, Culinary Arts Program Director