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Culinary Team with a Culinary Cup Trophy

This noncredit certificate is your pathway into a career in food service and hospitality. Students will learn culinary basics, food preparation, and how to manage a successful food service establishment, including:

  • Cooking Techniques and Processes
  • Bakeshop Elements and Equipment
  • Dining Room and Kitchen Management

Students must successfully complete ALL courses to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Current Noncredit Culinary Schedule

If you have questions please call (310) 233-4450

VOC ED 543: Culinary Basic Math Skills for Culinary Professionals        
Section Date Day Time Location
24557 8/28-10/16 Mon 5:30pm-7:50pm SU230
VOC ED 539: Food Handlers        
Section Date Day Time Location
15873 8/31-10/19 Thu 5:30-7:50pm SU230
VOC ED 540: Elements of Cooking Techniques        
Section Date Day Time Location
15874 Aug 29-Oct 18 Tue & Wed 6:00pm-9:20pm SU 230

VOC ED 541: Baking Skills 
* Date Change *Updated 9/14
Section Date Day Time Location Date Day Time Location
15875 10/23-12/11 Mon 5:30PM - 9:45PM SU230

VOC ED 542: Dining Room Management
* Date Change *Updated 9/14

Section Date Day Time Location Date Day Time Location
21206 10/25-12/13 Wed 5:30PM - 9:45PM SU230


Culinary basic Training (126 Hours)

​​VOC ED 539 Food Handler’s Card (18)​
​VOC ED 540 ​Culinary: Elements Of Cooking Technique​s (36)​
​​VOC ED 541 Culinary: Baking Skills (36)
​​VOC ED 542 ​Culinary: Dining Room Service & Garde Manger (36)

Additional Support

VOC ED 543 Culinary: Basic Math Skills For Culinary Professionals (18)
ESL NC 360 Vocational English as a Second Language
Enroll in VESL (ESL NC 360).
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Certificate of Completion Form

If you have completed all the required classes, fill out and submit this form to the Office of Adult and Community Education at This form must be completed and submitted to receive the certificate. Certificate of competency will be mailed in 6-8 weeks.