Sustainable Culinary Arts, Noncredit Certificate of Completion

The noncredit Sustainable Culinary Arts Certificate is designed to qualify individuals who complete the certificate for work in the culinary industry. This certificate prepares students with a strong understanding of running a sustainable kitchen.  Students who complete this certificate will also be prepared to create their own Cottage Food Business.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Work as part of a team, using effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Follow appropriate sanitation procedures and personal hygiene requirements to ensure food safety.
  • Apply culinary principles to a professional kitchen operation in a sustainable manner.

Noncredit Certificate of Completion Requirements

Required Core
HOSP 420Catering (68 Hours)0
HOSP 421Urban Agriculture Culinary Arts (42.5 Hours)0
HOSP 422Farm-to-Table Sustainable Cooking (42.5 Hours)0
HOSP 423Culinary Foundations I (85 Hours)0
HOSP 424Culinary Foundations II (85 Hours)0
HOSP 427Cottage Food Business0
HOSP 480Food Safety Certification (8.5 Hours)0
Total Hours348.5
Total Units0

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
HOSP 422 Farm-to-Table Sustainable Cooking 0
HOSP 423 Culinary Foundations I 0
HOSP 421 Urban Agriculture Culinary Arts 0
HOSP 427 Cottage Food Business 0
HOSP 420 Catering 0
HOSP 424 Culinary Foundations II 0
HOSP 480 Food Safety Certification 0
 Total Units0

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.