Culinary Foundations Certificate Program

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OCC is now offering a hybrid certification program in the culinary field. More details >>

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the culinary industry?

If you are looking to get your start in a professional kitchen or boost your food-related career, the Culinary Foundations Certificate is for you. This program will provide you with essential skills and the foundational methods of cooking that form the basis of cuisines around the world. Learn knife skills, cooking techniques, plating and presentation, kitchen and food safety, nutrition, and methods for preparing specific types of foods, including foods for special diets.

The Culinary Foundations Certificate prepares you for exciting jobs in the field, such as:

  • Chef
  • Food blogger
  • Entrepreneur
  • High school culinary teacher (When combined with teaching credentials)
  • Restaurant line cook
  • Food and beverage manager

This hybrid program consists of online video instruction complimented by live sessions on campus to practice your newly-gained skills. The program is recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an Approved Program and the World Association of Chefs Societies as an Approved Quality Culinary Training.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll earn Culinary Foundations Certification issued by Rouxbe as well as six college credits you can apply to programs offered in the School of Business & Social Sciences at Ocean County College.

Two sessions of this course are currently being offered: July 6 - August 31 and September 26 - December 16.

To learn more and register now for this program, please visit Culinary Foundations Certificate | Ocean County College.