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Kitchen Management Courses Focus on Offering Students Practical Know-How

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Summary: This article focuses on the Kitchen Management courses at
Centennial College as well as the admission requirements to attend, the
benefits of attending and post-graduate possibilities.

“The hospitality program is a great master plan for those who want to
pursue a career in this industry,” says Severo Vitorio Pastor, a graduate of
Centennial College’s Hospitality Operations – Kitchen Management offering.
“Each subject truly equips us with the knowledge, skills and experiences that
we need to become successful in our field.”

This insight from Severo demonstrates just how streamlined the Kitchen
Management courses within this offering are to ensure that students
spend their time only learning the know-how they truly need. As such, topics
covered within the Kitchen Management courses include a range of hands-on
kitchen experience, as well as business practices in accounting, human
resources, and supervision. This balance is offered through the learning of
skills such as: sanitation, hygiene and safety, as well as quantity food
preparation, theory of food, practical supervision of food production,
customer service, human resources and career planning, hospitality
accounting, practical math, purchasing for the commercial kitchen, and
many others.

To allow students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their
Kitchen Management courses prior to graduation, Centennial College offers a
range of practical applications. Not only are some classes conducted from
the school’s on-campus living lab-restaurant called Horizons, but students
also have the opportunity to attend a hospitality program field placement.
During this time, students obtain meaningful work experience in approved
jobs within the food service industry, adding another educational dimension
to their career preparation. Field placement also enables learners to better
understand the dynamics of the industry, increases their knowledge of
industry practices, and provides a competitive advantage of experience in
the job market. In addition to the important career preparation that students
of this hospitality program receive through the field placement, the company
with which they spend time also hires many full-time. Among this hospitality
program’s industry partners are: Moxie’s Grill & Bar, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey’s,
Milestones, Red Lobster, Jack Astor’s, and many others.

Applicants interested in obtaining an Ontario College Certificate, and the
Smart Serve program and the National Sanitation Training certificates from
this hospitality program, must first go through an application process.
Interested parties are required to have completed, at minimum, an Ontario
Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older.
Students must also have attended the compulsory English 12C or U, or skills
assessment or equivalent. It should be noted that possession of minimum
admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the hospitality

With the training obtained in these Kitchen Management hospitality courses,
students may enter the second year of Centennial’s two-year Food and
Beverage Management program. This further study will provide them with
different opportunities and more knowledge. On the other hand, graduates
are fully prepared for work as food operations managers. In this position
they will plan, organize and direct a varied staff of food service personnel in
a many types of food service operations, including catering and banquet,
restaurants, or specialty snack food service.

Author Details: Jason wrote this piece about the Kitchen Management
courses within the Hospitality Operations – Kitchen Management offering
at Centennial College, which takes just year to complete.

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