Elective Options

LeNôtre Advanced Artistic Skills of Pastry Décor

The baking and pastry industry is rapidly changing and evolving! We now have a new and exciting elective opportunity called the Advanced Artistic Skills of Pastry Décor. This Elective Option will include studies in Advanced Cake Décor, French Sugar Showpiece, Chocolate Showpiece and Wedding Cake Décor. It will be particularly useful for those who want to learn the latest techniques and prepare for national competitions.

-10 credits-

Available for Associate Degree in:
-A.A.S. in Baking and Pastry

Available for Diplomas in:
-Elite Diplome in Baking and Pastry

Student putting chocolate flowers on his cake.

Baking & Pastry Arts

The Baking and Pastry Elective gives you 10 weeks of the Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry. You will learn how to use the baker’s tools and be able to describe the properties of the bakeshop ingredients, the baking process, and steps in yeast/dough preparation. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to prepare tarts and pies, cakes and cookies, puff pastry, croissant and danish, brioche, bread, choux paste, classic French cake, contemporary French cakes, ice cream and sorbet, and chocolate candy technique. A great addition to your culinary arts program!

-10 credits-

Available for Associate Degree in
-Culinary Arts in Associate Degrees

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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts Elective gives you 10 weeks of the Fundamentals of Cooking Techniques. You will learn to prepare basic food items that include but are not limited to: first courses, soups and creams, entrées, salads, pâté, egg courses, quiches, seafood, fish, meats, poultry, pasta, stock, sauces, etc. You will explore the concepts, skills, terminology, and methods involved in classic and innovative professional cooking techniques. A great addition to you Baking and Pastry program!

-10 credits-

Available for Associate Degree in:
-Baking & Pastry Arts

Teacher explaining new technique to class.

Hotel

If you are interested in taking management courses with a focus on the hotel industry, you will be able to take hotel electives. The curriculum covers front office procedures, guest room management, convention/group management and services, and marketing strategies.

-10 credits-

Available for Associate Degree in:
-Baking & Pastry Arts
-Culinary Arts
-Hotel & Restaurant Management

Hotel and restaurant management student in the kitchens.

Management

If you are interested in management courses with a focus on the restaurant and hospitality industry, you will be able to take management electives. The curriculum covers hospitality information technology, loss prevention management, and leadership in the hospitality industry.

-10 credits-

Available for Associate Degree in:
-Baking & Pastry Arts
-Culinary Arts

Interior of the Le Bistro dining room.

Management Concentration

Students who want to focus on management courses while enrolled in the A.A.S. of Applied Science Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management are able to take a concentration of Management Electives. The curriculum covers Dining Room Operations, Leadership in the Hospitality Industry and a Foreign Language (French or Spanish).

-10 credits-

Available for Associate Degree in:
-Hotel & Restaurant Management

Management students at le Bistro.

Sommelier

Culinary Institute LeNôtre proudly presents a new addition within its Associates Degree programs, the LeNôtre Sommelier Electives. This option will provide extensive tasting and in-depth instruction of the major wine regions of the world and cover the professional duties of the Sommelier, the growing of vines, making of wine, cellar management, proper storage, wine aging, building a professional menu and wine list, tasting, focusing on aromas and bouquet.

-10 credits-

Available for Associate Degree in:
-Baking & Pastry Arts
-Culinary Arts
-Hotel & Restaurant Management

Student smelling a glass of wine.