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.

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After Graduation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for cooks, restaurant was $25,180 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $36,440.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Restaurants and Other Eating Places1,086,850$12.49$25,970
Traveler Accommodation75,380$15.01$31,230
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries24,980$13.70$28,490
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)23,000$12.32$25,630
Special Food Services21,420$13.98$29,070

Statistics reported in May 2017

Internship Requirement

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List & Uniform Policy

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

Clubs & Activities

Student Government Association (SGA)

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Hospitality Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Daniel R Dalton, Three Rivers Program Manager, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Mr. Francis A Daniele, Chef/Owner, Joanna's Italian Bakery
  • Ms. Diane L Dorner, '79, District Supervisor, Carrols Corporation
  • Mr. James M Fry
  • Mr. Drew Kendall, Chef, Wegmans
  • Mr. Chris Kowalewski, Chief Growth Officer & Senior VP of Sales, Compass Group North America
  • Ms. Samantha Liedtka-Gundlach, '10, Owner, Samantha's Kitchen
  • Mr. George Logue, III, '10, Co-owner/Chef, Herman & Luther's
  • Ms. Erin Oggier, Food and Beverage Manager & Event Coordinator, Lancaster Country Club
  • Mr. Kristan T Patterson, Chief Artisan Baker, Penn State University Bakery
  • Mr. Gary R Rice, President/Owner, Rice's Food Equipment & Consulting, Inc.

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.

Contact information

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Williamsport, PA 17701


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