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Baldwin Park Culinary Arts

Welcome to the Baldwin Park Culinary Arts Academy! Don't put your career on hold any longer, we are now enrolling for our next session that will begin on March 16th, 2020! If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Chef Jeff and take a tour and learn more about the program in regards to cost, financial aid, etc. click on the "Interest List" button at the top of this page to set up an appointment.
 
Our classes are taught by seasoned professionals with many years of industry experience and unlike many culinary schools, our Instructors all hold a valid:
Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential
 
If you would like to take a tour and get the details about our program, including our REDUCED FEES, email Chef Jeff . We only allow 15 students to enroll each session, so don't wait, space fills quickly!
We Have An 77% Job Placement Rate!
BPACE Mission Statement:
"Ensure High Acheivement for ALL Learners to meet career and post secondary goals."
 
Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials
Many culinary schools claim to be state approved Culinary programs, but most do not require their Instructors to hold a valid teaching credential. Here at the Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education - Food Service and Hospitality Culinary Arts Program all our Instructors have worked in the Food service industry AND hold a valid Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential. Our curriculum is approved by the California Department of Education and we have a dual accreditation through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as well as Council on Occupational Education (COE).
 
 
Job Placement!
77% of our Culinary Arts students from this past year are working in the Food service Industry! Our graduates are working in the following Hotels and Restaurants amongst many others:
Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry
Double Tree Hotel, Monrovia
Butter Cafe and Bakery, San Dimas
Dog Haus, West Covina
Bread and Barley, Covina
Langham Hotel, Pasadena
Cal Tech., Pasadena
Picassos Cafe, Bakery and Catering
 
We teach our students to the rigorous standards of the Food Service Industry so our students are competitive and immediately employable once they graduate. We have established loyal relationships with local Food Service operations to help in job placement and to receive direct feedback regarding our curriculum to ensure students are being taught what employers are looking for!
 

to the Baldwin Park Culinary Arts Academy! Don't put your career on hold any longer, we are now enrolling for our next session that will begin on January 6th, 2020! If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Chef Jeff and take a tour and learn more about the program in regards to cost, financial aid, etc. click on the "Interest List" button at the top of this page to set up an appointment.

 

 
 
August 2019 - October 2019
Culinary Foundations
This is the first "Hands On" course all students must take in the program. In this course students will learn all of the essential foundation skills required to build a strong foundation for their career in professional food service. Some of the skills taught include, basic knife skill techniques, equipment use and identification, stock production, mother sauces, basic meat fabrications and identifications as well as Garde Manger techniques. Skills learned in this course are used through-out the program and in the industry. This is a required course for students wanting the Culinary Arts Diploma.
Days: Monday - Friday
Times: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Session Dates: August 2019 - October 2019
Instructor: Chef Derrick Spears
Site: BPACE Culinary Arts Training Facility/Red Kitchen
Textbook: Professional Cooking, 8th Edition/Included
 
Advanced/International Cuisine
Advanced/International cuisine course covers cuisines of many European countries such as France, Britan, Germany, as well as the three regions of Italy as well as Asian countries such as China, Japan, Thailand, India, Vietnam. Students are taught the history and culture of the various countries as well as prepare some classic Dishes.
Days: Monday - Thursday
Times: 11:00 Am - 3:00 Pm
Prerequisite: Culinary Foundations
Session Dates: August 2019 - October 2019
Instructor: Chef Jeff Palmer
Site: BPACE Culinary Arts Training Facility/Blue Kitchen
Textbook: International Cuisine
 
Restaurant Skills (Maine Street Cafe)
This is the first restaurant module in the program. In this course students use the skills learned in the Culinary Arts Academy to help the Instructor Manage and operate of of the Adult School Cafes. Students assist in the menu preparation, food production, food service, marketing, and cash management. Completion of this course fulfills all requirements for the Culinary Arts Academy full Diploma.
Days: Monday - Thursday Times: 7:30 Am - 2:00 Pm
Prerequisite: Completion of all classes in the Culinary Arts Academy
Session Dates: August 2019 - October 2019
Instructor: STAFF
Site: ACT-Maine Street Cafe
Textbook: None
 
Restaurant Management and Operations (District Office Cafe)
This is the last class in the course for students wanting the Culinary Arts Diploma. In this course students use the skills learned in the Culinary Arts Academy to help the Instructor Manage and operate of of the Adult School Cafes. Students assist in the menu preparation, food production, food service, marketing, and cash management. Completion of this course fulfills all requirements for the Culinary Arts Academy full Diploma.
Days: Monday - Friday Times: 7:30 Am - 2:00 Pm
Prerequisite: Completion of all classes in the Culinary Arts Academy
Session Dates: August 2019 - October 2019
Instructor: Chef Brandon Palmer
Site: District Office Cafe
Textbook: None