Become a bartender or improve your bartending skills. Gain mastery in cocktail preparation and techniques, as well as how to recommend wine. Learn industry recipes, vernacular, product usage, sanitation, bar set-up, customer service, etiquette, garnishes, and frozen drink preparation. Become RASP/TIPS/BARS certified and gain a fundamental knowledge of North Carolina ABC laws and regulations. While open to beginners, this course also serves as a refresher for bartenders wanting to fortify their skills. Colored water is used in class. Students must be 21 years old. 15 hours. $89
This program gives students the foundational knowledge and skills of cooking, sensory awareness, and teamwork needed to work competently and professionally in a commercial kitchen or in a related culinary field. The program provides the training recommended by area food service vendors and managers for students pursuing a career in the food service industry. For additional information about this program, view the frequently asked questions. Textbook required. 142 hours. $570
ServSafe (Food Safety Training)
ServSafe is a nationally recognized food safety and sanitation training program. It is designed for experienced food service employees and managers who need to comply with local and state health department requirements for food manager/food handler certification or recertification. Key topics include contamination and food-borne illnesses; food protection; HACCP; cleaning, sanitizing, and accident prevention. ServSafe Manager Book, 6th edition, (English, with Answer Key for Paper and Pencil), ISBN 978-0133075687, is the required textbook and must be brought to the first class. It can be purchased online at www.servsafe.com. 16 hours. $74
NEW! START: Careers in Hotel and Lodging
Developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), this program provides students with real-world knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry. START (Skills, Tasks, and Results Training) provides training for all divisions of a lodging operation, including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, bell services, restaurant service, banquet setup, and more. The only hospitality training curriculum endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, this program is supported by its network of more than 10,000 hotel owners. Students who successfully complete the START program may earn up to six industry-recognized and portable professional certifications. Students may qualify for a 25-hour externship that will connect them with local employers. 250 hours. $505.35. Read the frequently asked questions. This course qualifies for the ConnectFunds Grant and SECU Scholarship.
Congratulations to START (Skills, Tasks and Results Training) instructor Altarius Moody and his students. All of the students in the program passed their AHLEI (American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute) certification exam on the first try with an average score of 91.7 percent!
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