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Trenholm State Technical College (Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management)

Trenholm State Technical College's Culinary Arts Program is Alabama's largest Culinary Arts Program. The program is nationally accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Students graduating from the program have the option of obtaining either a Certificate, an Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Culinary Arts, or an Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Hospitality Management.

Drawing students from fifteen countries and thirty states each with their own goals from career training, job advancement, career re-training, opening their own businesses, to personal satisfaction, the Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Program is diverse and available to meet your needs. The state-operated College offers affordable tuition with financial aid available.

SUCCESS AWAITS YOU! The opportunities in Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management offer you a successful career choice with more options than you can imagine! Can you see yourself in the tall white chef hat, the prestigious chef's jacket and checked pants preparing a gourmet dinner in an exclusive private club, a "white linen" restaurant or a catering service where you see your name; however, it could be as director of dietary in a hospital, nursing home, or health care facility, or the cafeteria manager of a school. Let Trenholm's Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Program help you find the correct culinary niche that is perfect for you.

The choice is yours! Culinary Arts/Food Service is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics report that 2.9 million NEW JOBS will be added to the food service industry before the year 2005. That is a 30 percent increase! Also, according to PROJECTION 2000 ALABAMA, jobs as bread and pastry workers (pastry chefs) will be among the fastest growing occupations over the next decade. If JOB SECURITY is what you are looking for, the Culinary Arts OPPORTUNITY is for you.

The Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Program prepares you for virtually unlimited career opportunities that include executive chef, culinary instructor, food and restaurant critic, food and beverage director, equipment chef, banquet manager/chef, a sous chef or food sales to name a few! The "Roth Young Wage and Salary Review" lists the low salary for any of these jobs to greatly exceed $30,000 yearly and the high salary average exceeds $40,000 yearly. Money Magazine states the chef's AVERAGE SALARY as $35,000 yearly and EXECUTIVE CHEFS' as over $200,000 yearly. This is an exciting time with unlimited career choices.

In addition to the Culinary Arts options, most recently an Associate Degree option in Hospitality Management has been added to the program. Hospitality Management option is specifically designed or those students who are seeking a career path of management, as opposed to food production (cooking). Successful completion of this program will provide graduates with specialized skills that command higher salaries and extremely good opportunities for advancement with salary projections that lead to six-figure incomes. Job demand for this occupation, both locally and nationally, is tremendous. The Occupational Outlook Handbook, Projection 2000, and the Occupational Quarterly, states that Hospitality Management will take its place as one of the hottest career tracks.

The mission of the Culinary Arts Program is to provide quality, diverse learning experiences to develop highly competent, skilled, safe, and knowledgeable technicians who are able to compete in the global market place at the entry level in the culinary/hospitality industry.

School name:Trenholm State Technical CollegeCulinary Arts/Hospitality Management
Address:1225 Air Base Boulevard
Zip & city:AL 36108 Alabama

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