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Culinary Arts Certificate - Link

This certificate is designed to train individuals in all aspects of the culinary arts field. Successful students will be prepared to work as cooks in a wide range of food service settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, and institutional kitchens. Training options also prepare students to transfer to a professional chef program or four-year university. Students are instructed in the preparation of stocks, soups, sauces, side dishes, garde manger, entrees, breads, pastries, and desserts. While working in the Culinary Café students rotate through kitchen stations to gain the proficiency required to perform at a professional level in a commercial kitchen. The full-time student can complete this program in two semesters.

For more information, contact:
Michael Salinger
Chef Instructor and Culinary Arts Program Coordinator
Phone: (707) 524-1760
msalinger@santarosa.edu

Baking and Pastry Certificate - Link

This is an intensive program designed for those interested in professional baking. It includes comprehensive study with an emphasis on the hands-on application of fundamental baking techniques and ingredients. Students learn introductory baking skills and then move on to production baking in SRJC's retail bakery at the Culinary Arts Center. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as bread bakers, pastry cooks, cake decorators, or confectioners. Course study includes bread work, cakes, pastries and desserts, chocolates, and confections. Instruction is also provided in bakeshop management and retail bakery operations. The full-time student can complete this program in one semester.

For more information, contact:
Cathy Burgett
Baking & Pastry Chef Instructor
Phone: (707) 521-7930
cburgett@santarosa.edu

Front House Operations Certificate - Link

This certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in learning about aspects of the hospitality industry outside of the kitchen. Courses cover food and beverage operations, dining room management, training and supervision, wine service, wine appreciation and food and wine pairing. The full-time student can complete this program in one semester.

For more information, contact:
Betsy Fischer
Front House Operations Instructor
Phone: (707) 524-1758
bfischer@santarosa.edu

Dining Room Service Certificate - Link

This certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in learning professional front house service skills. This program prepares students for a variety of front house restaurant positions including food and wine service staff, expeditors, hosts and captains. Instruction takes place in the SRJC Culinary Café and Bakery where students practice hands-on table service technique, guest service and dining room management. The full-time student can complete this program in one semester.

For more information, contact:
Betsy Fischer
Front House Operations Instructor
Phone: (707) 524-1758
bfischer@santarosa.edu

Restaurant Management Certificate - Link

The Restaurant Management Certificate is designed to familiarize individuals with all aspects of restaurant operations management including the professional kitchen, human resources, financial, legal and marketing. Successful students will be prepared to work in a variety of supervisorial/managerial roles in restaurants, hotels, catering companies and other similar food service businesses. Students will complete an internship at a local restaurant after successfully completing all coursework.

For more information, contact:
Betsy Fischer
Restaurant Operations Instructor
Phone: (707) 524-1758
bfischer@santarosa.edu

For general information about the Culinary Arts certificates, contact:
Jenny Anderson
Culinary Arts Administrative Assistant
Phone: (707) 524-1760
janderson@santarosa.edu