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Laurel Institutes

Laurel Institutes - Sharon, PA


Laurel Institutes' are dedicated to providing career focused education and professional certifications for individuals seeking employment in various careers in response to the need of the regional employer community.

Laurel's goal is to provide students with a quality education and to help develop talents, skills, and knowledge for a sustainable career in a strong and viable industry. Employers meet with faculty, staff, and administration to improve existing programs and to help create new ones, depending on the how the economy and needs of industry are evolving. The skills and knowledge students gain when they earn an Associate in Specialized Business or an Associate in Specialized Technology degree from Laurel come directly from the people who do the hiring and who know what qualities make a reliable and valuable employee.

Culinary Arts

In this 12-month immersive diploma program, students will develop a strong foundation in the art of cooking through theory, technique, and palate training. The Chef instructors will help train senses, guiding you through an incredible range of tastes and flavors, from herbs and condiments to vegetables and meats. At Laurel, you’ll also spend a semester growing and harvesting food in the on-campus garden, serving in the School Restaurant 'Gigi's Table' and working to create community events that celebrate and engage local farmers and producers. Students will also gain practical experience with these skills through on-the-job training in three separate internship rotations at some of our region's leading culinary providers.

Students will also learn the development of culinary techniques such as:

  • Knife skills
  • Dry and moist heat cooking methods
  • Baking skills
  • Menu planning
  • Local sourcing
  • Sanitation


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