Article Detail

Camden County College's TICC Serving Up Culinary Studies


Things are really cooking at Camden County College’s Technical Institute of Camden County, with registration now open for its career training program in the culinary field.


This nine-month program is designed for the serious culinary arts student and is aimed at meeting the rapidly growing demand for qualified personnel in the food service industry. Students who complete the program will be prepared for entry-level positions in restaurants, hotels, long-term-care facilities, childcare centers and casinos.


The program offers both classroom and hands-on instruction at the Technical Institute’s state-of-the-industry kitchens. These facilities are located on the Sicklerville Campus of Camden County Technical Schools.


Throughout their studies, enrollees will build their abilities to perform successfully in the culinary arts/food service industry. Specific areas of training include safety and sanitation; equipment and food identification; cooking methods and food preparation; nutrition; soups and sauces; salads and appetizers; baking; and customer service. In addition to receiving a program certificate, students who complete their training successfully will receive the industry-recognized ServSafe Certification.


During the spring semester, students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by working in the Technical Institute’s Back Door Café. This restaurant is open to the public on the campus on Thursday evenings.


The next culinary training program begins Oct. 2 and continues through June 13. Classes run from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


For additional information, visit or contact program coordinator Terri Campagna at (856) 374-4905 or 

Published: September 20, 2012