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Culinarian:

A chef or culinarian is a highly trained and skilled professional cook who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation of a particular cuisine. The director or head of a kitchen. Chefs can receive both formal training from an institution, as well as through apprenticeship with an experienced chef.


Local Student Profile: $9 – $13/hour  (average entry level wage)

TIM RISHELL – AUTUMN GRANGER Food Service / Hospitality & Tourism CTE Students at Petoskey High School

“Through this program, I have learned many valuable skills, but I would say that the most important to me was learning how to use the things that you have learned and make
something with them. The dishes that we present to them is a representation of the
work, time, and effort that we put in to make them happy and content, and that is what this industry and this class is about.”

  • THINGS YOU’LL LEARN
    – The importance of proper sanitation in the kitchen
    – How to handle knives and other sharp objects safely
    – Basic food preparation techniques
    – How to read recipes and instructions quickly and correctly
    – Ways to add creative and personal touches to dishes
    – How to make stock and broths
    – Which ingredients should always be readily available

Hospitality Programs in the Area:

Hospitality and Casino Management – (C) – North Central Michigan College

Management – (C) – North Central Michigan College

Small Business Management – (C) – North Central Michigan College

Hospitality and Hotel – (CD) – North Central Michigan College

Business Management – (AAS) – North Central Michigan College

Hospitality and Casino Management – (AAS) – North Central Michigan College

Management – (AB) – Baker College – Cadillac

Along with higher education facilities, our local school systems offer the following Career and Technical Education programs:

Food Service / Hospitality & Tourism


CTE – Career and Technical Education 
C – Certificate
CD – Certificate of Development
AAS – Associate of Applied Science


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