A Chef Apprenticeship Program Certificate allows students to use their creativity and business acumen to solve problems and please customers in careers such as Executive Chefs, Banquet Chef, Restaurant owner or culinary entrepreneur, food writer/photographer, culinary educator, Corporate or research chef. Students will demonstrate and present their skills in Professional cooking and food preparation including Garde-manger (cold-food preparation), baking and pastry, butchering and regional cuisines. Students will participate in Supervisory management, sanitation and kitchen design/engineering, nutrition and meal planning, cost accounting and business mathematics, seminars in purchasing and menu design planning. Throughout this time students gain a comprehensive business management foundation for preparing food, meeting customer needs, and running a kitchen.
During the final semester, the student will qualify to sit for the ACF exam to be certified Culinarian or Certified Sous Chef. ACF Written and Practical Exam could be administered at JCCC or BCC.
*HMGT practicum courses are offered by Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and completed at Butler locations. Students will enroll in HMGT practicum courses with JCCC. Upon successful completion of the HMGT courses, students will send official JCCC transcripts to Butler Community College to complete certificate requirements.
Upon completion of these courses and 2000 hours working under an ACF qualified supervising chef, apprentice will qualify to test for the Certified Culinarian Certification.
Chef Luis Peña
Office: BOA 5303
Office: BOA 5209
Office: BOA 5109A