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Culinary Arts at Shaker Table

Culinary Arts A.S. Degree

The two-year Culinary Arts program prepares students for entry to mid-level employment in a variety of culinary venues. It combines a foundation of culinary and management skills the industry demands. The curriculum incorporates opportunities to learn and work in a student-operated restaurant. Summer employment in culinary complements the learning experience. These workplace opportunities provide the student with hands-on knowledge and the benefit of work experience.

Program Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:
  • demonstrate basic knife skills as well as describe the French terminology of each knife cut;
  • prepare stocks, sauces, soups from fundamental ingredients following industry practice;
  • demonstrate using procedures and terminology in creating recipes from basic ingredients;
  • produce several regional ethnic dishes from within the United States and internationally;
  • demonstrate the use of the different pieces of equipment in the kitchen;
  • demonstrate different cooking techniques such as sautéing, roasting, grilling, boiling, steaming, braising;
  • be hired from entry-level to sous-chef positions in larger restaurants;
  • be able to manage a fully functioning kitchen as a culinary cook in smaller establishments;
  • establish cost and purchasing controls in food management;
  • apply hospitality laws to any kitchen/dining service venue

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Chef Walsh prepares Spring Rolls on WMUR's Cooking Show


WMUR Cook's Corner
Check out Chef Hall and Culinary Arts student Katlyn Mercier, cooking up a delicious treat in the WMUR kitchen.

Knife and Pastry Sets

Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts students may order their knife and pastry sets from the LRCC Bookstore. Call Deb at 603-524-0697 to order.

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