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Student's Kitchen
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialCertificate
Total Credit Hours12
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorPaul Ashman, CEPC
Associate Professor, Culinary Management
850.769.1551, ext 5852

AdvisorDenise Crider
Chef Instructor
850.769.1551, ext 2848

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale

P. Ashman's faculty page

D. Crider's faculty page

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Chef's Apprentice Certificate

Your Ticket to the Professional Kitchen

The Chef's Apprentice Certificate is a 12 credit hour certificate program that provides basic fundamental skills needed for entry into the culinary profession.  These four classes will apply toward the Culinary Management AS degree.
Chef Sauteing

Chef's Apprentice Course Requirements

FOS2201, Food Service Sanitation and Safety
FSS1202C, Basic Food Preparation
FSS1063C, Food Specialties: Baking
FSS2240L, Food Specialties: Cuisines of the World

What can you do with a Chef's Apprentice Certificate?

In this field, people find careers as:

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
Cooks, Private Household
Cooks, Restaurant
Cooks, Short Order
Food Preparation Workers

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

Chef chopping carrots
Chef Writing

Are you ready to get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


Register for Classes

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


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