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Culinary Arts Program Information

Associate of Applied Science

 

Curriculum Accreditation Performance

 

Chefs and head cooks combine their culinary arts knowledge and food presentation ideas with strong business and management skills. In addition to preparing food, they develop recipes and menus; supervise, hire and train kitchen staff; review and maintain food and supply inventories; and ensure operations run efficiently and profitably.

The culinary arts associate degree program at the Baker College Culinary Institute of Michigan has received accreditation with exemplary status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

This accomplishment puts the CIM in the spotlight as one of finest ACF accredited culinary programs in the United States. Our students can be assured that our faculty, curriculum, teaching methods, and facility have been found to be exceptional by the ACFEFAC.

 

This program is offered on the following campus: Muskegon (MU), Port Huron (PH)
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Program Director: Muskegon:     Jamie Leroux ([email protected])
Port Huron:   Paula Recinella ([email protected])

Culinary Arts (AAS) Program

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Program Mission & Outcomes

CIM Programs Mission Statement:

Intense, rigorous, industry relevant curriculum that pairs high frequency and repetition of practical skill development with sound fiscal discipline stressing situational leadership, sense of urgency and uncompromising customer service.

 

Culinary Arts Program Description:

Chefs and head cooks combine their culinary arts knowledge and food presentation ideas with strong business and management skills.  In addition to preparing food, they develop recipes and menus; supervise, hire and train kitchen staff; review and maintain food and supply inventories; and ensure operations run efficiently and profitably.

 

Culinary Institute of Michigan
PROGRAM OUTCOMES
Associate of Applied Science:  Culinary Arts

  1. The graduate will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field of culinary arts.
  2. The graduate will be able to utilize knowledge of kitchen safety and equipment while preparing different types of food.
  3. The graduate will be able to appropriately apply a variety of cooking methods in the areas of dry heat cooking, moist heat cooking, and combination cooking.
  4. The graduate will be able to apply a variety of cooking principles and methods to a specific production.
  5. The graduate will practice basic fundamentals of sanitation and nutrition as they apply to the foodservice industry.
  6. The graduate will be able to construct safe, legal, and effective beverage service and management.
  7. The graduate will utilize basic principles of baking.
  8. The graduate will model proper table side service.
  9. The graduate will demonstrate a high standard of quality and detail in culinary arts.
  10. The graduate will be able to utilize knowledge of catering and banquet, planning organization, preparation, and service.
  11. Graduate will demonstrate basic understanding of acceptable industry best practice standards of green initiatives, sustainability, and energy conservation.
  12. Graduate will be able to investigate ethical behavior in the professional work environment.

Revised 5/1/15

 

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Suggested Academic Plan

Background Check Requirements

No Background Check required.

 

Additional Program Information

Please see your Program Director for additional program information.

 

Library Resources

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Clinical / Work Experience Information

Must have program director approval for work experience.

For information about work experience, please visit our Work Experience Information web page.

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Career Readiness

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