Questions on enrolling? We're here 9am-9pm EST Mon-Fri

API Degree
API Program Name
FEATURED OFFER
$1 TO START / SAVE UP TO $500* - EXPIRES today VIEW DETAILS

Online cooking course curriculum

Our online cooking course curriculum teaches you how to prepare delicious dishes and how to develop the catering service through which you can serve them. Your online culinary classes teach you ‘hands on’ as you create menus, learn cooking techniques and baking methods, and learn about starting a catering business.

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth 

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Catering

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Catering  

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of catering and resources for caterers. You’ll learn about getting your catering business started and marketing your catering business.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Explain the training, business, and marketing considerations required to open a catering business.

Lesson Group 2: Dynamics of Catering

Lesson Group 2: Dynamics of Catering  

In this course, you’ll learn about the history of catering, the personnel and equipment requirements for catering, and how to cater various types of events. You’ll also learn how to present and serve foods when catering, including making garnishes for various types of dishes. Finally, you’ll learn how to prepare and serve alcoholic beverages.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Define service, management, and etiquette as they relate to operating a catering business.
  • Explain how to prepare dishes for specific events and how to decorate dishes.
  • Describe the properties and characteristics of various types of alcoholic beverages.

/ Displayed

Program Description

The Gourmet Cooking and Catering certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of the basic skills required of culinary professionals. You’ll learn how to prepare a variety of meals, differentiate between cuisines, provide catering services for various events, and establish and market their own catering business.

Students will have the opportunity to earn ServSafe® Food Handler certification through the National Restaurant Association.

Program Objectives

After completing the Gourmet Cooking and Catering certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Know the services commonly offered at catered events and identify a wide range of styles of events.
  2. Recognize market research, management styles, branding, and how to create written agreements.
  3. Recognize many types of alcoholic beverages, the history of beer and wine, and the characteristics of the most popular categories of wine.
  4. Identify the elements of buffet design and setup.
  5. Understand the basics of food and nutrition and of monitoring food safety and sanitation practices.
  6. Understand the basic principles of modifying and converting recipes.
  7. Comprehend what is needed to choose the correct equipment and tools.

Writing a recipe for success

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma programs helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412