Professional Cooking
Competency Credential

The competency credential in Professional Cooking provides students with the basic food preparation skills required to be both imminently and immediately employable and trainable within the culinary industry.

Program Specs

Open House

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Professional Cooking
Professional Cooking
Professional Cooking

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

After graduation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for cooks, restaurant was $22,160 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,060.The top 10 percent earned more than $31,670.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Restaurants and Other Eating Places912,100$11.06$22,990
Traveler Accommodation59,630$13.67$28,440
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries21,690$12.27$25,520
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)15,270$10.78$22,430
Special Food Services14,150$12.02$25,000

Statistics reported in May 2013

Internship Requirement

Read more about the required internship.

Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Uniforms/Special Equipment Needs

View food production lab uniform policy.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

American Culinary Federation

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Penn College Diners' Club

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Student Government Association (SGA)

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Hospitality Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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