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CULINARY ARTS

TO PREPARE INDIVIDUALS TO WORK IN THE RESTAURANT AND FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY.

This course of study encompasses various aspects of the culinary arts industry. The cafeteria-style facility provides opportunities that include performance in quantity food production, state-of-the-art equipment operation, banquet/catering experiences and competencies involving diverse cuisine.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

$9-17

Per Hour (OK Salary Ranges)

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2020 Oklahoma salary ranges were obtained from O*Net OnLine

INSTRUCTOR BIOS

Kelly Holder holds a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Johnson and Wales University. She has more than 20 years of experience in the culinary industry, working in country clubs, bakeries, and restaurants as both pastry chef and culinary chef. She previously taught Culinary Arts in South Carolina where she had multiple SkillsUSA state and national competitors. She also owned and operated her own bakery in South Carolina where she specialized in large scale wedding cakes and dessert receptions.

Ryan Simpson joined the Autry Tech team as a Culinary Arts Instructor in 2021. He has more than 12 years of Hospitality Experience ranging from Casual to Fine Dining, including large events and small gatherings. While in school, Simpson earned a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University, as well as an associate of occupational studies degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. He has honed his skills through working in acclaimed kitchens throughout Oklahoma, Colorado, New York and Texas.

CAREERS AVAILABLE IN THE INDUSTRY:

  • Assistant food manager

  • Baker

  • Baker’s assistant

  • Decorator

  • Fry cook

  • Grill cook

  • Kitchen helper

  • Restaurant manager

  • Caterer

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • American Culinary Federation- Certified Junior Culinarian

  • Food Handlers

  • ServSafe

  • American Heart Association- CPR/ AED

  • American Heart Association- First Aid

EXPLORE RELATED PROGRAMS:

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STEPS TO APPLY

Contact a career counselor after receiving a confirmation email.

CONTACT A CAREER COUNSELOR AFTER RECEIVING A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

A career counselor will advise enrollment options.

A CAREER COUNSELOR WILL ADVISE ENROLLMENT OPTIONS.

WHERE TO APPLY

STOP BY AUTRY TECHNOLOGY CENTER 1201 W. WILLOW ROAD ENID, OK 73703

STOP BY
AUTRY TECHNOLOGY CENTER

1201 W. WILLOW ROAD
ENID, OK 73703

COUNSELORS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREER CHOICES. STOP BY OR CALL 580.242.2750 TO DISCUSS OPPORTUNITIES.

COUNSELORS ARE
AVAILABLE TO HELP PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREER CHOICES.

STOP BY OR CALL 580.242.2750
TO DISCUSS OPPORTUNITIES.