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Culinary Arts Certificate

Program Overview

The certificate program focuses on culinary art instruction, wine education, sustainability, and agriculture. The goal of this program is to provide you with the job skills that are needed for entry-level positions in the food service industry. Graduates will find careers as chefs, cooks, and menu planners, to name a few. The certificate will give you hands-on experience as well as the knowledge necessary for becoming successful in the food services industry. Furthermore, it will give you the foundation for building a lifelong career. With the certificate, you may choose to progress to the culinary arts degree program.

While in the certificate program, you will take each course at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, just a short distance from FLCC's main campus in Canandaigua. By aligning this certificate with the New York Wine & Culinary Center, you will learn the latest trends and in addition will apply practical skills in a real world setting. The program will focus on local foods and wines, which will prepare you to embrace and showcase the best of the Finger Lakes and upstate New York areas.

Please Note: As a student in the program, you will be required to purchase culinary uniforms and knife sets.

Gainful Employment Information

This program falls under gainful employment disclosure regulations, a rule set by the U.S. Department of Education. View gainful employment information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.