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Georgia Northwestern Technical College Now Offering Culinary Arts
Contact: Greg Paulson
Date: August 24, 2009
A new program in Culinary Arts has been launched at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Floyd County Campus. Registration is currently underway for the first quarter of instruction.
This new program provides GNTC culinary students with the affordable, world-class training necessary to be competitive in an array of employment environments. Students receive intensive instruction in cooking and baking fundamentals, including hands-on experience in essential cooking techniques, as well as the necessary underlying theoretical knowledge that equips them to pursue a rewarding career as a professional chef or baker.
Courses are taught by an experienced teaching professional who is also a certified executive chef. Chef Greg Paulson will provide students with practical training in cooking and baking preparation and will introduce elements of regional cuisine, international cuisine, and banquet preparation. Students will also learn basic concepts any educated food service professional must have at their command including food service sanitation, purchasing, nutrition, and menu development. Along with these basics, motivated students will be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to create magnificent show pieces and stunning garde manger displays.
A diploma or degree in Culinary Arts from GNTC equips the graduate for immediate work in a wide variety of hospitality settings. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in restaurants, hotels, resorts, and private country clubs. Many industrial opportunities are available in school cafeterias, hospitals, or other quantity food production operations. Through the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute, program graduates are eligible to become certified cooks after one year of approved work experience.
The Culinary Arts program offers a degree or a diploma. The diploma program takes approximately five to six quarters to complete and the degree program requires approximately seven quarters to complete.
For registration or more information, contact Chef Paulson at 706-295-6880. Application deadline is September 3, 2009.