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Culinary Vegetarian & Plant Based Specialty


Enter a career in the hospitality and tourism field!

NEXT CLASS BEGINS 2025 TBD (Click Here for more information)

Program Description:     

One of the hottest growing trends is plant-based cooking, which has resulted in a demand for trained plant-based chefs. If your passion is to prepare wholesome, nourishing foods, your talents are needed in modern professional plant-based kitchens.

Learn what it takes to succeed by focusing on preparation, cooking methods, presentation, and choosing nutritionally sound ingredients, while using a variety of whole, natural foods. Hands-on activities are completed in our state-of-the-art, full-production commercial kitchens. Academic activities and sanitation (ServSafe®) are a blend of lectures, videos, demonstrations and on-line curriculum.

This course prepares students for employment in the plant-based food industry and will be the catalyst to a healthier personal lifestyle. Come explore the world of plant-based cooking and become inspired to let your creativity shine.

Course NumberTitleLength
FSS0211Vegetarian Food Preparation300 hours
FSS0212Vegetarian Restaurant Cooking300 hours

Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition$1,680
Out of State Tuition$6,720
Books and Supplies$722
Industry Certification-
FL Resident Total$2,647
Out of State Total$7,687

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit to apply.


  • Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe®)

Employment Opportunities

  • Chef ǀ Food Preparation Worker
  • Restaurant Cook
  • Nutritional Services (Health Care) Cook
  • Private Chef

College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.

Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.



For information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Program Info

Program Length:

600 hours ǀ 6 months

Program Offered:

Delivery Method:

Hybrid (includes class PLUS online instructional hours)

Days & Times:

– Class

  • Monday – Thursday,
    4:30pm – 10:00pm

Plus Online (remote)

  • 13.75 hours

*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.

Enroll in our Culinary Vegetarian & Plant Based Specialty program today.

To get started in the Culinary Vegetarian & Plant Based Specialty program, Sign Up today for a program orientation or contact the counselor at: [email protected]

Franzie Williams, Office of Admissions Director
High School • Postsecondary
(754) 321-5732

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.

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