The Professional Cook Career Diploma program is a quick, straight line approach to an entry-level position in the culinary profession. It’s designed to give you a working knowledge in the procedures, ingredients, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, plus the dos and don’ts inherent in successfully functioning in a variety of kitchen environments.


What qualities should a Professional Cook Career Diploma student have?

Students interested in becoming a cook need good work ethic, they must enjoy people, as well as enjoy serving people. And of course, they must have a passion for food and cooking.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Professional Cook Career Diploma program?

You will learn basic culinary skills, international cooking, the fundamentals of baking, nutrition, and especially food service sanitation to qualify for the necessary certification required by the industry.

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Professional Cook Career Diploma program?

  • Sullivan is one of the top 20 hospitality schools in the U.S.
  • Students from the Culinary Arts program are nationally known and recognized for winning medals at American culinary arts competitions
  • The faculty teaching in the Culinary Arts programs have credentials from the American Culinary Federation and the Hotel and Restaurant Association
  • Our small, focused classes will help you with your studies

Professional Cook Career Diploma Course Requirements

54 Credit Hours
Length: 9 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours54
BFS 104Basic Culinary Theory4
BFS 106Basic Culinary Skills Laboratory6
BFS 214Garde Manger Theory4
BFS 216Garde Manger Laboratory6
CAM 134Food Service Sanitation4
CAM 174Basic Nutrition4
ENG 101Composition I4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
HRM 164Hospitality Management and Supervision4
MTH 115Principles of Mathematics4
PBA 124Baking Science4
PBA 126Baking Fundamentals6

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