This course introduces new and experienced back-of-the-house professionals to sufficiently perform duties to enhance hospitality organizations. Students will identify behaviors for establishing successful working relationships in the kitchen, understanding challenges of working in a fast-paced food service environment while using communication as a tool to achieve forecasted goals in the kitchen. Upon completion, students will earn the Certified Kitchen Cook credential.
To receive the Hospitality Readiness Certificate, students must complete four class offerings and a practicum. The classes are Quality Customer Service, Serve Essentials, Food Safety & Sanitation, and Functions of the Kitchen. Partnerships in the program for the practicum are the Blarney Stone Pub and the Island House Restaurant. Students may also take each class individually without earning the Readiness Certificate.