New Culinary Arts Options Offered this Fall at Wor-Wic
July 20, 2007

Coinciding with the opening of the new Workforce Development Center this fall, Wor-Wic Community College is offering two new credit program options in culinary arts.

The certificate of proficiency and associate of applied science degree options are designed to provide students with skills for positions in the hospitality industry.

These new majors are designed for anyone interested in employment in the culinary field, including area high school students who have studied culinary arts, as well as people currently employed in the industry who want to upgrade their skills. Students can enter the work force right after graduation or transfer to a four-year school that offers a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts.

“The addition of culinary arts is a direct response to a local need for skilled hospitality and tourism workers,” said Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic.

“Culinary positions are among the top 10 growth jobs in our region over the next 10 years,” Hoy added. “This program will help local employers, residents and the statewide industry.”

Ten new courses have been created, covering topics such as baking and pastry production, dessert and pastry art, French, Italian and other international cuisines, healthy cooking, seafood and vegetarian cooking. The curriculum is closely aligned with the Delmarva chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

Students will work in a modern teaching kitchen with commercial equipment preparing foods typically found in area restaurants.