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Culinary Vegetarian & Plant Based Specialty

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 16, 2022 (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 Number

Course Title



Vegetarian Food Preparation

300 hours


Vegetarian Restaurant Cooking

300 hours


Program Hours and Schedule

600 hours ǀ 6 months ǀ Hybrid

Online ǀ Monday – Thursday, 2:45pm – 4:30pm & Friday, 2:45pm – 10:00pm

Class ǀ Monday – Thursday, 4:30pm – 10:00pm


*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.



Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe®)


Employment Opportunities

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


Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition


Out of State Tuition




Books and Supplies


Industry Certification


FL Resident Total


Out of State Total



*Prices are subject to change without notice.


Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/ to apply.


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.


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


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