At the Professional Culinary Academy, our programs prepare future chefs and other culinary professionals for entry-level employment in the culinary field. Blending theory with real-world practice through an extern/internship, we help students gain the practical skills they need to pursue a successful, rewarding career in restaurants, corporate food service and other culinary environments. Schedule a tour of our New York City or White Plains campus today to get started.
Commercial Cooking Plus Externship
Our six-month, nationally accredited Commercial Cooking Plus Externship program readies you for a range of entry-level professions, such as prep cook, garde manger, sous chef or line cook, while preparing you for the NYC Food Handler’s Certification exam. By cooking in our industry-standard commercial kitchens, working alongside experienced chef instructors and completing on-the-job training with a two-month externship, you’ll learn the following skills:
- Standard knife skills
- Culinary terminology
- Intense food preparation methods
- Menu planning
- Plating techniques
- And more…
Besides learning entry-level skills, you’ll also be introduced to international and regional cuisine to supplement your training and help you develop lifelong learning skills you’ll need to stand out in a dynamic job market. With morning, afternoon and night classes available, you’ll be able to fit the Culinary Program into your busy schedule.
Discover Your Dream Career
If you require financial assistance, federal and private loans, grants, scholarships and institutional financing plans may be available to help put great education within reach. We also accept veteran’s benefits, provide assistance for those with international student visas and work with ACCES-VR for vocational rehabilitation. Career counseling is available, as well as professional development skills training, to ensure you have the information needed to enter the workforce and choose the career path that’s right for you.
Take the next step toward a rewarding culinary career – call us at 716-831-7801 to schedule a tour of campus or discuss our Culinary Program.