Cook’s Helper/Preparation Cook with ServSafe

You will learn everything you wanted to know about food in this program. Topics include growing food and procurement methods, menu planning, quantity production and cost control, food delivery and production systems, kitchen layout and design, customer satisfaction and quality improvement, sanitation and safety, and the culinary arts of preparing and presenting delicious, nutritious meals.

You will take the ServSafe Certification exam during this course.


  • Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals
  • Servsafe Certification
  • Tools, Utensils and Equipment
  • Cold Foods: Salads and Dressings
  • Hot Foods: Vegetables, Starches, Pastas & Grains
  • Terminology, Record Keeping & Service
  • Introduction to Breakfast, Meat & Fish
  • Knife Skills
  • Regulatory Issues


  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills: include navigating in windows, internet searching, and data entry
  • Basic Math: includes addition, subtractions, multiplication, division, fractions, Standard English and Metric measurements
  • Basic English: includes oral, written and reading communication skills


Course Code: FOOD G5160

Career Information

The Connecticut Department of Labor reports that employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual job openings will offer excellent job opportunities.  As a Preparation Cook you may expect your entry-level rate to be approximately $11.21 and the average annual income is noted as $30,941 in Connecticut.