Individuals with a flair for cooking can now put their passion to work at Star Career Academy’s Egg Harbor Township, N.J., campus, which recently introduced three new culinary programs: Professional Cooking, Commercial Cooking and Professional Pastry & Baking.
The Professional Cooking class began on April 7, 2015, with new classes beginning each month. In June, the campus began its first Commercial Cooking class and on July 1, 2015, the first Professional Pastry & Baking class.
Star Career Academy has a history of producing satisfied graduates. Graduate Aronita Foxwell initially began attending classes simply to hone her cooking skills, but after spending time in the classroom, she realized she wanted to make cooking her career. Foxwell realized her dream and works in her field as a chef. Now, individuals residing near the Egg Harbor Township campus have the same opportunity to pursue this career path.
Star Career Academy offers hands-on training and puts culinary students in a real-world environment with its modern commercial-grade facilities and externships. The culinary programs emphasize “learning by doing” with special attention given to the practical side of professional food preparation. Students learn the skills to gain employment in a variety of work environments, such as restaurants, bakeries, health-related institutions, catering and food trucks. Graduates are prepared to work in entry-level foodservice roles, including sous chef, garde manger, baker, pantry person, short-order cook and line cook.
The three culinary programs are headed by program chair and head chef Woodrow Smith, who has worked as a chef at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Prior to coming to Star Career Academy, Smith worked as the head chef at Curtain’s Wharf for the last 17 years. Chef-instructor Brian Fowler has a history of teaching culinary arts at the collegiate level, most recently as the chef-instructor at Burlington Community College.
Star Career Academy in Egg Harbor Township is conveniently located at 3003 English Creek Avenue (English Creek Shopping Center) near main-line bus stops serving South Jersey cities and several major highways, providing a close-to-home and valuable training and education resource for those desiring the skills to be employed.
Star Career Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other information, call (609) 407-2999 or visit www.starcareer.edu/faq.