Culinary Fundamentals

Career Job Options:  Line Cook, Prep Cook, Kitchen Staff, Chef’s Assistant, Grill Cook, Fry Cook, Banquet Cook, Baker, Foodservice Staff

  • Restaurants       Schools         Hospitals          Hotels            Resorts

What You Will Learn:

  • Introduction to the Foodservice Industry
  • Basic Sanitation and Food Safety
  • Basic Concepts in Nutrition
  • Basic Principles of Cooking and Food Science
  • Introduction to Food Preparation – Mise en Place
  • Menus, Recipes and Cost Management
  • Foundations of Stocks, Sauces and Soups
  • Preparing and Cooking Vegetables
  • Cooking Legumes, Grains and Pasta
  • Cooking Methods for Meat, Poultry and Fish
  • Essentials of Food Presentation
  • Career Prep 101


ZeeTheCook provides perfectly blended vocational training that is designed to help students launch their new cooking career in the culinary field. Students at ZeeTheCook can “learn by doing” while being exposed to the practical side of professional food preparation.

At the end of the program, students will graduate with a certification through the American Culinary Federation: CFC® – Certified Fundamentals Cook® ServSafe™ through the National Restaurant Association, and a Certificate of Culinary Achievement from ZeeTheCook, along with the knowledge and preparation to take on a new job in the industry.

Program Hours: 120
Program Cert: American Culinary Federation: CFC® – Certified Fundamentals Cook®
National Restaurant Association: ServSafe™, and a ZeeTheCook: Certificate of Culinary Achievement

Graduates who pass the Culinary Arts Cook NOCTI-ACF written and performance assessments with the minimum cut score of 70% are eligible to receive the graduation certificate. The 70% may be achieved on the written test only or as an average of the written and performance test scores

Grades are also based on: attendance, presentation, taste, texture, temperature, color, aroma, knife skills, creativity and preparation time, among other things. A practical skills evaluation is given on a regular basis. The final exam will consist of both practical and written tests.

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    ZeeTheCook does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, nationality, race, sexual preference or anything else. This policy is followed with respect to programs, services, activities, admission of students, hiring of faculty and staff, and the admittance to functions and activities. We value diversity. Admission to ZeeTheCook, graduations, and certifications are administered in full compliance with applicable law.