Bake and decorate cookies and cakes, prepare delicious meals and serve customers in a real restaurant, cafeteria, bakery and at catered events. Get a feel for bakery production, food preparation, guest services and hospitality in your first year. Operate grills, broilers, automatic slicers, commercial-grade mixers and carousel ovens, plus learn about hospitality law, marketing, customer service and catering. Specialize in Advanced Culinary or Pastry Arts your second year.
Advanced Culinary Arts
Prepare everything from hors d'oeuvres and canapés to soups, salads and entrées
Sauté, chop, broil, fry and braise your way through the kitchen
Advanced Pastry Arts
Prepare bakery goodies like tortes, decorated cakes, breads, bagels, doughnuts and cookies
Maintain a baking facility and learn baking industry procedures
Post-secondary year for more in-depth study of Culinary or Pastry Arts
May be taken as 2nd or 3rd year of hospitality
Concurrently enrolled in Ferris State University
Run the school restaurant and bakery and cater special events
Cook and bake in a commercial-grade kitchen
Earn college credit starting your second semester and throughout the program
The first ever cupcake war competition had two advanced baking classes compete against each other. The students designed their own cupcakes and display. The two groups went head to head at the Fall Open House and the public judged the event.