NWTC to launch Culinary Specialist degree

Monday November 14, 2016

GREEN BAY – In response to increased demand for training and assistance in food service industry not only in northeast Wisconsin but across the country, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is set to launch the Culinary Specialist technical diploma in the spring 2017 semester. 
NWTC opens its culinary specialist program January 2017

 “NWTC is really excited about starting the culinary specialist technical diploma program. The hospitality team is confident this program will expand the knowledge and future of culinary arts in northeast Wisconsin,” said NWTC Associate Dean of Business and Technology Mike Vander Heiden.

The Culinary Specialist technical diploma is designed for those who have a passion for cooking or those who dream of owning a restaurant.

The program will be in located in a new state of the art classroom kitchen in the Student Center on the Green Bay Campus.

“NWTC has received a lot of questions about community involvement. I do see a future with our students catering, selling and donating food in the community as well as a great opportunity to partner with area restaurants for career experiences including internships or apprenticeships,” said Hospitality Program Coordinator Lisa Hickman.

Students who graduate from the 31-credit program will be prepared for employment in different areas of food production including: Sous Chef, Banquet Chef, Pastry Chef, Restaurant Owner or Manager or Personal Chef.
Grads will also be prepared for employment in the food service industry through training and practical experience in food preparation, sanitation, nutrition, marketing, dining trends, catering, management, and work ethics. Plus, grads will possess a working knowledge of culinary vocabulary, the ability to work as members of a team and the confidence to operate in a variety of fast-paced environments.

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