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For Cooking
Into a Career!

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“Come in and have lunch and take a tour!
Your future can be found at PCA!”

The Professional Culinary Academy believes that quality career education can lead to a successful and rewarding future. Our programs are designed to help students learn the skills needed for entry level employment in the culinary field as well as to develop the habits of lifelong learning needed in today’s ever-changing job market.

At the Professional Culinary Academy, we prepare students for rewarding careers in the culinary arts. By merging commercial cooking theory with hands-on training in industry standard kitchens, we’re able to help future professional cooks learn the skills needed to compete for entry-level employment in the culinary field.

Commercial Cooking Plus Externship: 600 Hours

With a focus on hands-on learning, the Commercial Cooking Plus Externship program highlights the practical side of commercial food preparation. Graduates of this program are well-prepared for careers in restaurants, corporate and other food service departments and for entry-level positions, including prep cook, line cook, or garde manger. Required courses for the Commercial Cooking Plus Externship program are as follows:

  • Skills Development
  • Food Preparation
  • Catering
  • Food Sanitation
  • Quantity Food Production
  • Externship

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Do you want to pursue a career in the culinary arts? Start off with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this fast-paced field at the Professional Culinary Academy. Call us today at 716-919-5350 or submit an online form to schedule a tour of our Buffalo campus.


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Our Campus

1.875 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222