Culinary Assistant

Program Number: 31-316-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Join an in-demand job field and earn a credential in less than a year with Moraine Park’s Culinary Assistant technical diploma.

About the Program

The Culinary Assistant diploma at MPTC sets students up to be successful in any food preparation environment.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Culinary Assistant courses gain hands-on culinary skills in a state-of-the-art lab, with instructors who work in the culinary field. Graduates are trained in a broad range of cooking techniques and preparation methods.

Safety and sanitation, nutrition, and customer service concepts are also covered. Graduates of the Culinary Assistant program are prepared to plan menus, assist in food service management, and use wholesome ingredients to prepare nutritious meals.

Culinary Assistant diploma credits transfer directly into Moraine Park’s Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science degree.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Apply principles of safety and sanitation in food service operations.
  • Apply basic principles of nutrition.
  • Demonstrate basic culinary skills.
  • Assist in food service management.
  • Plan menus.
  • Explore food service financial information.
Career Opportunities
  • Institutional Cook
  • Restaurant Host/Hostess
  • Cook, School Cafeteria
  • Cook Apprentice (Hotel/Restaurant)
  • Assistant Cook
  • Baker/Deli Assistant
  • Dietary Aide
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Note: Students must purchase a uniform and knife set for this program.

    Students will be required to take First Aid through a separate class offering.

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    Semester 1
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    316-102Culinary Principles3
    316-105Science of Baking1
    316-106Entree 14
    316-108Meat Analysis 11
    316-111Soups and Sauces2
    316-148Sanitation and Safety1
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    890-101College 1012
    Total 19
    Semester 2
    316-107Entree 24
    316-109Meat Analysis 21
    316-110Breakfast Cookery2
    316-112Cold Foods (Sandwich and Salad)1
    316-160Restaurant Baking2
    316-169Cakes, Tortes and Desserts2
    316-181Customer Sales and Service1
    801-136English Composition 13
    Total 16
    Total Credits35