Cook / Culinary Arts
Cooks prepare, season and cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments; read menus to estimate food requirements and order food from suppliers; adjust thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters and steam kettles; measure and mix ingredients according to recipe using a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment such as blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers and tenderizers to prepare soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces and casseroles; bake, roast, broil and steam meats, fish, vegetables and other foods; add seasoning to foods during mixing or cooking according to personal judgment and experience; observe and test foods being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing with a fork to determine that it is cooked; carve meats and portion food on serving plates; add gravies and sauces; and garnish servings to fill orders.
LENGTH of Apprenticeship - 3 YEARS
MARKET FORECAST for Metro Detroit Area - 405 openings a year
WAGES for Metro Detroit Area
Mott Community College
1401 East Court Street Flint, Michigan 48503
Contact Apprentice Coordinator: (810) 762-0224
Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
Contact Apprentice Coordinator: (248) 232-4050
18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, Michigan 48152
Contact Apprentice Coordinator: (734) 462-4400
Admission Requirements Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED and be 18 or older. College admission does not guarantee enrollment in this apprenticeship program, which may require additional qualifications that the Apprentice Coordinator can identify.