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Graduates of Ashworth College Online Cooking Classes Can Get Certified

on Thursday, 14 November 2013.

Ashworth College, one of the leading accredited online colleges, has added the Gourmet Cooking and Catering Career Diploma Couse to its ever-growing list of certification prep programs. After completing the Online Cooking Classes, students may earn their ServSafe® Food Handler Certification.

For the benefit of its graduates, Ashworth College ( created its online catering school with the intention of providing students with the most direct path to success. Career education from an accredited college combined with certification from ServSafe®, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association, helps Ashworth graduates become desirable job candidates for prospective employers.

"ServSafe® is the most widely recognized and accepted food safety program for those in the food safety and food service fields," said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College Chief Academic Officer. "The opportunities for men and women who have graduated from online cooking classes are always high, but for those who have certification from a well-known program in the food industry the demand is even higher."

Dr. Gargiulo went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics that project considerable employment opportunities for those in the gourmet cooking and catering fields. “It’s expected 99,800 people will be working as chefs and head cooks by the year 2020.”

Ashworth’s Online Cooking Classes

The Certified Gourmet Cooking and Catering Career Diploma program from Ashworth College is comprised of 20 comprehensive online lessons that are available for online study. Each lesson begins with a subject matter preview and objectives, an introductory note from the instructor, and a vocabulary builder of new words and terms. The certified course teaches valuable information such as...

  • Food guide pyramid
  • Selecting the right supplies and equipment
  • Slicing, chopping, dicing, and mincing
  • Selecting and using herbs and spices
  • Principals of meat cookery

As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its education programs and courses to fit within the student’s budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start studying at any time and learn at their own pace.

About Ashworth College

Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA. Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. For more information, visit

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