Gourmet Cooking Certificate

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If you're interested in learning the art of cuisine, consider Penn Foster Career School 's certificate program in gourmet cooking. Learn more about the Gourmet Cooking Certificate program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Gourmet Cooking Certificate program available at Penn Foster Career School is intended to teach students the essential knowledge and skills needed to create exceptional culinary dishes. The curriculum is comprised of a variety of lessons that teach various cooking methods, as well as different techniques used in creating gourmet presentations. Students will have a chance to learn about everything from sauces and soups, to poultry, fish, and beef, as well as how to incorporate different fruits, vegetables, and herbs into your dishes. The certificate is an at-home learning program that you can complete at your own pace. Penn Foster provides all study guides, textbooks, and instructional DVDs .At the end of the program, students are eligible for a number of career services, including resume and interview preparations, cover letter design, and job search assistance.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in enrolling in Penn Foster's Gourmet Cooking Certificate program, you should have a passion for food. Potential students may also have had previous experiences in cooking classes. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School 's programs should be at least 18 years old.

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What Are the Course Requirements?

The Gourmet Cooking Certificate program is divided into eight courses. Students receive textbooks, DVDs, and study guide for each lesson.

Course CodeCourse Name
PEP 010Gourmet Cooking: Stocks, Sauces, and Soups
PEP015Gourmet Cooking: Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
PEP020Gourmet Cooking: Meat
PEP025Gourmet Cooking:Poultry and Game
PEP030Gourmet Cooking: Fish and Shellfish
PEP035Gourmet Cooking: Grains, Legumes, and Pasta
PEP040Gourmet Cooking: Baking and Pastry
PEP045Gourmet Cooking: Breakfast, Garde Manager, and World Cuisines

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Penn Foster Career School's Gourmet Cooking Certificate program, you can seek jobs with restaurants, schools, catering companies, and private homes. You may assist in preparing meals for parties, meetings, and other special events as well as help in preparing everyday meals.

Advanced Degrees

After completing the Gourmet Cooking program, you may decide choose to continue your education by pursuing an associate's degree program in culinary arts or a related field. Earning an associate's degree may provide you with opportunities to strengthen your cooking skills. Associate's degree programs may have additional hands-on instruction opportunities.

Associate's degrees that you could pursue include:

  • Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Baking and Pastry
  • Associate of Arts in Hospitality Management
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