At NCC, students have the opportunity to receive practical training in a modern kitchen and fully operational restaurant at the Hampton Winds. Students should expect to progress from entry level skills to advanced techniques and to learn table prep and dining presentation. NCC continues to raise the bar in culinary excellence by combining hands-on experiences with quality instruction; culinary students have the opportunity to prepare dishes for campus events and learn from experts in their field at Chef-in-Residence presentations held during the fall and spring semesters.
Whether the setting is a restaurant, hotel, club, corporate food service or catered event, culinary arts is an occupation that is also built around teamwork. A culinary career can be rewarding and satisfying, but it takes a dedicated individual who also enjoys working with others who have a passion for the job.
There are two opportunities during the year to enter the program. The preferred application deadline for fall enrollment is February 1; the preferred spring deadline is October 1. Students and enroll into English 101 or its equivalent prior to acceptance. Graduates of the program will not only know how to produce good food, but they will also be able to translate a good culinary experience into a good dining experience. Those who complete the program may expect to find word as chefs, line chefs, banquet chefs, executive chefs, bakers, pastry chefs or caterers.
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