Jun 22, 2024  
2011-2013 Catalog-EXPIRED 

Personal/Private Chef Business Certificate

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(Code 158)

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The Personal/Private Chef Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates to begin their own business as a personal chef. The certificate program includes laboratory courses in dining room service, baking and patisserie, catering and banquet organization, classical and American regional cookery, and restaurant operations. The curriculum also includes lecture courses in nutrition, sanitation, wine, and personal chef business development. The certificate program requires approximately 35 hours of class time per week. Students in program are expected to provide their own uniforms and cutlery kits. New students may enter the program in either September or January of any year. The curriculum is designed to meet the programmatic accreditation requirements of American Culinary Federation Accreditation Commission.

The program is designed to be a “Certificate of Completion” granting program. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce without the need for additional formal education. GRCC offers two associate degree granting programs in Culinary Arts and Culinary Management. Graduates from the GRCC Baking & Pastry Arts program and The Personal Chef program may articulate with either of these associate degree programs.

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Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at www.grcc.edu.

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