Culinary Production Specialist
The Culinary Production Specialist program at Madison College will help you develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in the food-service industry within restaurants, bakeries, catering services, delis, hotels, resorts, healthcare facilities and schools.
Statistics show that the food service industry is America’s #1 retail employer. In Wisconsin and throughout the nation, there is an increasing need for well-trained food service personnel for restaurants, catering enterprises, healthcare facilities and other institutional food service establishments.
Students in the Culinary Production Specialist program can attend full or part time.
Culinary Production Specialist classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.
After completing the Culinary Production Specialist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- 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.
Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College Culinary Production Specialist graduates top candidates. Graduates from this one-year technical diploma are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of culinary arts including:
- Prep Cooks/Cooks
- Line Cooks
- Broiler Chefs or Garde Managers
- Sous Chefs
- Executive Chefs or Owner/Operators
Graduates of Madison College’s Culinary Production Specialist diploma typically earn $16,000 to $20,000 per year.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2018 Number of Program Graduates 14 Number of Surveys Sent 14 Number of Surveys Returned 10 Percent of Surveys Returned 71.40% Available for Employment 7 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% Not in Labor Market 3 Percent Not in Labor Market 42.90% Available for Employment
2018 Graduates Employed 7 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 6 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.70% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30% Employed - No Response 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 0 0 Number of Satisfaction Responses 7 Very Satisfied 5 Percent Very Satisfied 71.40% Satisfied 2 Percent Satisfied 28.60% Unsatisfied 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 10 Preparation for Getting a Job 2 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 20.00% Career Change 2 Percent Career Change 20.00% Improvement of Existing Skills 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 10.00% Preparation for Further Education 3 Percent Preparation for Further Education 30.00% Personal Interest 2 Percent Personal Interest 20.00% Other 0 Percent Other 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 Before Enrollment 1 Percent Before Enrollment 14.30% While Attending the College 3 Percent While Attending the College 42.90% After Training at the College 3 Percent After Training at the College 42.90% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 7 In College District 7 Percent In College District 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 Average Monthly Wage $1,863 Average Hourly Wage $10.83 Average Work Hours per Week 38.3 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 3 Average Hourly Wage $11.58 Average Work Hours per Week 18.3
Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018 Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison Number of Full Time Positions Open 201 71 Number of Part Time Positions Open 585 94 Total Jobs 786 165 Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018 Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions A Pig in a Fur Coat Prep Cook Bear And Bottle PM Supervisor Edgewater Hotel Server Merchant Line Cook One11 Main Line Cook Lodi Sur La Table Culinary Instructor
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