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Learn to achieve success in this service industry that includes culinary, event planning, transportation and additional fields within the tourism industry.
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Earn your chef hat in a fraction of the time and cost of similar programs. Is food your life? Starved for a new career?  Transform your passion into reality by earning a prestigious Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate in this highly  in-depth eight month program. Creatively modeled after the European approach of culinary education, this innovative course is designed to combine classroom instruction and practical application. Students are placed in an authentic kitchen environment learning and working alongside professional chefs and their staffs. Knife skills, nutrition and the entire cooking process, from food and equipment prep to plating and serving exquisite dishes, will be covered in a weekly format. A distinct offering of apprenticeship sites provides an enriching real-world experience. Partnered locations include; Bar Margot at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Endive Catering, Mandarin Oriental Atlanta and Canoe.  “Instead of being stuck in a classroom all the time, you are actually going to learn in the field and that is where it matters most,” said Spencer Barnett, 2012 graduate. “To be able to work in kitchens and see different aspects of cooking will show you diverse ways of doing it.” The comprehensive training program is led by a distinguished professional chefs who possess more than 20 years of relevant experience. Chef Frazer Breckenridge and Chef Robert Gerstenecker will instruct students in a classroom setting and instill in them the fundamental kitchen skills needed to enter the culinary industry. As the course progresses, students will partake in interactive and engaging events allowing them to hone their craft of becoming a culinary artist.  Special event nights including Mystery Basket and Chef’s Table add to the well-rounded experience. Students will also receive instruction in ServSafe Certification in preparation for the ServSafe examination administered by the National Restaurant Association. Upon passing the exam, aspiring chefs will earn clearance to work in any food establishment. “Every class is hands-on,” said Wichuda Jimbhasut, 2014 graduate. “It’s a good opportunity to get into the kitchen with professional chefs. In other programs, you might learn for two years without any internship, and then you might forget what you learned, but this one we use what we learn each week in real life.” This intensive training will ignite your journey toward a rewarding career in the culinary profession. If you aspire to lead large catering events or craft unique gourmet dinners in prominent dining establishments, we can give you the tools needed to succeed. The course is held each fall to spring and is competitively priced. For more information, visit our website, or call 470-578-6765.      


Start date: 09/12/18

End date: 05/15/19

Fee: $9,995.00

29 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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In just a couple of months you can complete a Meeting & Event Management Certificate program from the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University. People from a variety of career fields will find this professional certificate program beneficial. Sporting events coordinators, hoteliers, professional association managers, activities directors for large neighborhood associations, festival organizers, fund-raisers, non-profit program managers, and administrative assistants all need the tools to be a success whether it be entertaining VIPs or raising funds for an important social cause. For those people who love a fast-paced work environment, this program offers a great way to increase your earning potential right where you are or embark on a new career. We hope you will join us to learn more about this exciting career!  


Start date: 08/02/18

End date: 08/02/18

Fee: $0.00

1 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Room :  208

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Now is the time to launch or advance your career in Meeting and Event Management. The Bureau of Labor statistics predicts there will be more than 31,000 new meeting and event planner positions created by 2020.  A recent article published on ranked Meeting and Event Planning as 4th on its list of 11 of the Fastest-Growing Jobs in America.  According to the article, by 2020 there will be a 43.7% increase in jobs and the median income for meeting and event planners will be $55,812. This program is designed for both new and aspiring managers, as well as the experienced planner who wants to learn the latest industry trends and increase their knowledge and skills in this rapidly growing industry. Make an investment in your future by learning straight from expert instructors who will share enlightening insights and career tips as you begin to develop industry relationships and resources.   Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent. Complete the Basic Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required. The Basic Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online. Click here for the Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application instructions.


Start date: 09/25/18

End date: 11/15/18

Fee: $1,799.00

16 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Room :  210

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