Berkshire Community College (BCC) announces a major change in its hospitality and culinary programs with the introduction of the Berkshire Culinary Institute, created over the past year as the programs emerge from a hiatus during the pandemic.
BCC’s culinary program is part of the combined Hospitality and Tourism Management and Culinary Arts Management programs, which offer associate degrees, as well as certifications in Lodging Management, Culinary Arts Management, and Food and Beverage Management.
The Berkshire Culinary Institute will be the only post-high school culinary institute in the Berkshires, which is an exciting opportunity for BCC students. It will serve as a state-of-the-art facility that trains head chefs, cooks, bakers, and other food specialists, in an industry growing at a rate faster than the national average.”
FALL 2021 COURSES
|Hospitality & Tourism Perspectives
Sep 7—Dec 23, Mon & Wed, 9:00—10:15am
|Hospitality HR, Law and Ethics
Sep 7—Dec 23, Mon & Wed, 1:00—2:15pm
|Food and Beverage Management
Sep 7—Dec 23, Mon & Wed, 10:30—11:45am
*Course are 3-credits each, meet once a week in-person and once a week via Zoom, and are 15 week, semester long courses.
|Culinary Foundations I
Sep 7—Oct 22, Tue & Thu, 8:30am—12:30pm
|Culinary Foundations II
Oct 25—Dec 23, Tue & Thu, 8:30am—12:30pm
|Fundamentals of Baking
Sep 7—Oct 11, Tue & Thu, 12:30—5:30pm
|Garde Manger, Cold Food Operations
Oct 25—Dec 23, Tue & Thu, 12:30—5:30pm
*Course are 3-credits each, scheduled to meet in-person, and are 7-week consolidated intensive course design.
Careers paths emphasized in BCC’s hospitality and culinary programs include cooks, chefs, event managers, food and beverage managers, front desk supervisors, innkeepers, and general managers.