Culinary Arts (Cold Food) Proficiency Certificate

Explore your creativity and find the pathway for your exciting career in culinary arts. With a cold food production certificate in culinary arts, you will discover worldwide opportunities that will make your dreams come true.

Are you passionate about food? Do you enjoy making people smile when they eat your dish? Make your dreams a reality and enroll at the Culinary Arts Institute today. This cold food certificate program will provide you with comprehensive training for entry-level positions in food service. You will be taught by expert chefs with many years of experience and talent who will show you the fundamental techniques you need to succeed in the industry, including the production of classical and modern garde manger (salads, sandwiches, breakfast, sausages, ice carving, among many other exciting things).  

Enjoy small and affordable classes that are local and easily accessible, where you will experience one-on-one, hands-on instruction. Take advantage of the largest and most modern instructional kitchens in NJ to help you reach your dreams. Hybrid classes available. Start working on your career today!

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Culinary Arts (Cold Food) Proficiency Certificate


Specialized Proficiency Certificates are short-term, career-oriented courses designed to develop proficiency in particular skill areas. They are designed for individuals who may not initially desire a degree but who wish to increase their opportunities for employment in the food service industry. Students are permitted to enroll in and complete only one specialized proficiency certificate before being required to take the College's Placement Test and completing basic skills requirements.


HCCC CAI has an amazing Culinary Certificate program that allows hard working individuals like myself to be able to attend school and earn the education and experience needed in the industry, without taking time off from work and running a small business. The professional and personal relationships I built along the way gave me the opportunity to give back and employ fellow alumni. I’m grateful for the time I spent at CAI and the knowledge I gained from the experience.
Renee Geronimo
2015 Certificate Graduate

Renee knew she had made the right move with the Culinary Arts Institute at HCCC.


Why we are your 1st and only choice for Culinary Arts?

With over 10 labs, we are the largest and most modern culinary program in the State of New Jersey.



Nationally Accredited American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accredited (since 1997)

Our signature culinary arts program has been accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation continuously since 1997. Our program has the recognition for its high standards and reputable influence on our graduates.



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Contact Information

Marissa P. Lontoc
Instructor and Coordinator, Culinary Arts Programs

161 Newkirk Street - Room 204A
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4643

School of Business, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management
161 Newkirk Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4630