The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Culinary Arts: Restaurant Dining Room Service Skills Certificate program was created in response to the Sonoma County restaurant industry's pressing need for properly trained guest service staff. This certificate will provide short-term intensive training to equip students with skills including table service, banquet service, wine service, food and wine pairing, host/hostess duties, point of sale system, and maintenance of front house operations. This certificate can be completed in one 8-week block.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate station organization, storage, menu comprehension, and sanitation
principles as they apply to food and beverage operation;
- Determine career options in dining room service;
- Exercise appropriate dining room management and customer service techniques; and
- Demonstrate the importance of local and seasonal produce in the professional food industry.