The Personal Chef Certificate of Proficiency provides knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the personal chef industry. Career opportunities would be to own and operate your own personal chef business.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate English Placement Score. 
  • MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra or appropriate Math Placement Score.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with customers and other professionals.
  2. Plan, prepare, and properly store foods using personal chef style recipes, tools, equipment and safe and sanitary procedures that meet the customer needs/requirements.
  3. Plan, determine and develop marketing, legal, financial, insurance, and sales strategies to establish and operate an effective Personal Chef business.
  4. Successfully complete ServSafe Certification Exam.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HOSP-1020 Sanitation and Safety 2
HOSP-1031 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts 3
HOSP-1040 Customer Service 2
HOSP-1180 Event Planning Essentials 2
HOSP-1552 Introduction to Baking & Pastries 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
HOSP-1451 Contemporary Cuisine 4
HOSP-1710 Doing Business as a a Personal Chef 3
HOSP-2330 Menus and Facilities Planning & Design 3
HOSP-2500 Hospitality Cost Control 3
HOSP-2700 Hospitality Purchasing 2
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours30