At sites such as PennFosteredu.com and CIAChef.com, visitors can enroll in a caterer program that teaches professional skills of gourmet cooking and catering. Catering training classes include kitchen technique and preparations, food styles, baking and pastry-making, and types of meat and seafood.
PennFosteredu.com offers a free sample lesson that can be viewed online. In the school's catering classes, students learn how to use proper kitchen techniques and food preparation. Classes include the gourmet kitchen, introduction to catering, meat, and stocks, soups and sauces.
At the Culinary Institute of America, students learn the skills needed for a professional career in the food industry. This school offers state-of-the-art kitchens, a faculty comprised of professional chefs and instructors, and 1,300 hours of hands-on cooking experience. Visitors to the institute’s site, CIAChef.com.edu, can request information about the program, career options and special events.