BEC Foods Academy

Why Should You Join the Food Service Academy?

“The food service academy is fun, but serious about cooking and the restaurant industry.” -Jasmine A.

“I am so glad I decided to take foods!  This pathway has not only taught me to cook, but it has helped me decide on a career!” -Sara G.

Courses in this academy prepare students for a career in the Food Service or Hospitality Industry.  Courses offered are:  Foods 1 & 2 and ProStart 1 & 2.  Maybe you don’t want to be a chef, that’s ok!  There are many other careers in this field.  Including, but not limited to:

  • Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Banquet Chef, Pastry Chef, or Food Research Chef

  • Kitchen Manager

  • Line Cook

  • Baker

  • Garde Manager

  • Food and Beverage Purchase Agent

  • Equipment Purveyor

  • Consultant

  • Food Stylist

  • Food Writer

  • Food Scientist

  • Event Planner

  • Restaurant Manager

  • Additional careers in the hotel industry

Promising opportunities for employment…

  • The restaurant industry employs an estimated 12.8 million people, making it the nation’s largest employer outside of government.

  • The restaurant industry is expected to add 2 million jobs over the next decade, for total employment of 14.8 million by the year 2017.

BEC Career Cafe

Career cafe

Faculty, Staff and County visitors enjoy a meal at the Career Cafe!

Every Friday the students in Foods and ProStart cook a delicious and nutritious lunch for faculty, staff and Henderson County employees. Lunch is $5.00 per person and if you’d like to get on the mailing list so you can join us, please email Ms. Christine Mukosiej.