Fundamental Cook Technical Certificate


Cook up culinary career success here.

The Fundamental Cook technical certificate is designed to provide fundamental skills in food preparation, cooking, and baking. Employment is broadly available for people with creativity, imagination, and the willingness to work.

Career Opportunities

  • Line Cook
  • Pastry Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Catering Cook

Our Mission

The Mission of the Nashville State Community College School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management is to promote the success of culinary and hospitality management students and apprentices by building career pathways that incorporate collaboration of students, industry partners, and educational providers to result in the production of a career pipeline of trained culinary and hospitality professionals for the ever-expanding hospitality industry in Middle Tennessee and beyond.

Culinary Arts Programs

Nashville State has a variety of Culinary Arts programs available to fit your needs and schedule.

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