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Los Angeles Trade Technical College




Prepare for your culinary future! Our Culinary Arts program offers the training, practice and experience needed for your entry into a successful, creative culinary career. Opportunities for employment include cooks for: hotels and restaurants, catering companies, college and university foodservice, school lunch programs; corporate chefs and private chef; other areas in the hospitality industry such as food sales, owner operators, consulting, journalism or food stylist.

Our program is supported by the industry; we serve such as leading hotels, restaurants, food purveyors and industry professional groups including the Chef de Cuisine of California. Look behind that kitchen door. You may find a graduate of our 75 years “young” program.

CULINARY ARTS

The Culinary Arts department at Trade-Tech has the proud history of being one of the oldest cooking schools in the nation. We offer an extensive “hands on” and theory based culinary arts education that prepares students to enter the highly competitive hospitality industry. The department hosts professional industry-seasoned chefs as faculty, bringing their experiences from around the world. In addition to rigorous classroom instruction, students are trained in a working foodservice facility and while attending classes. The Culinary Arts department Associate in Arts degree and Certificate of Completion is recognized and accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.

Los Angeles is a major hub to the ever changing, dynamic hospitality industry. The melting pot of cultures within the LA area dictates a cosmopolitan dining environment, and restaurants, hotels, caterers, cruise ships, theme parks and private homes readily employ Trade Tech students and graduates. On graduating from the Trade-Tech Culinary Arts program, students will be qualified to work as cooks, line cooks, caterers, private chefs, chef assistants, and sous chefs.

The Culinary Arts program has successfully prepared students for the hospitality industry for many years. Upon successful completion of the program, students will illustrate a working foundation of a professional industry kitchen. Students will be proficient in cooking techniques and terminology including meat fabrication and cookery, hot and cold sauce preparation, vegetable identification and production, task organizing and time management. Successful students will graduate with a working knowledge of culinary nutrition and fundamental management skills, as well as National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Certification.

The foodservice industry provides a wealth of career opportunities, with employers seeking successful graduates of Culinary Arts programs around the nation and the world. Los Angeles Trade Tech offers a
Certificate of Completion allows the student to open the door to a successful career in the foodservice industry.

The Culinary Arts program has successfully prepared students for the hospitality industry for many years. Upon successful completion of the program, students will possess a working foundation of skills necessary to work in a professional industry kitchen. Students will be proficient in cooking techniques and terminology including meat fabrication and cookery, hot and cold sauce preparation, vegetable identification and production, task organizing and time management. Successful student hold the National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Certificate as well as a working knowledge of culinary nutrition and fundamental management skills.

BAKING

The Professional Baking program is a two year educational process that prepares the student for a successful career within the hospitality community. Baking program students, under the direct supervision of their chef instructor, will discuss, prepare, and analyze various baked goods including quick breads, yeast breads, laminated dough, specialty and wedding cakes, cookies, batters, and restaurant-style plated desserts. Baking formulas, cost controls, ingredient identification and usage is practiced throughout the program.

Students prepare baked goods on a daily basis for a retail bakery located on the LATTC campus, the college cafeteria and faculty dining room as well as catering for special events and holiday functions.

The greater Los Angeles area hosts many bakeries, markets, hotels, restaurants, and theme parks where baking graduates readily find employment as bakers, retail bakers, cake decorators, pastry cooks, managers, and production assistants.

The Professional Baking program will prepare students for employment in areas of baking and pastry arts. Upon successful completion of the program, students will demonstrate the ability to prepare and formulate baking/pastry recipes and formulas, assess food costs and sales price, and organize daily tasks for successful completion of baked goods. The National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Exam is administered at the completion of the first semester.



School name:Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Address:400 West Washington Blvd.
Zip & city:CA 90015 California
Phone:213-763-7000
Web:http://wellness.lattc.edu/culinary/culinary.html
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