Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) announces Cuisine on the Green, the new Ocean County Culinary Arts Training Center, located at the Atlantis Golf Club in Little Egg Harbor. The Culinary Arts Training Center offers adult students the opportunity topursue their career goals in the culinary profession. Students receive real-world experience in restaurant operations and culinary production techniques through the daily operation of the full-service restaurant and banquet facility, open to the public, located on the premises.

The 10-month curriculum includes classroom instruction, culinary skills training and working internships. The teaching philosophy at Cuisine on the Green involves a curriculum and training program incorporating a foundation of ecology, wellness, and responsibility. The use of locally-sourced foods, responsibly-caught seafood and environmentally-conscious practices such as energy conservation, materials usage, and overall reduction of the environmental footprint in the culinary industry are essentials elements of the program.

Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Ian Smith comments, “This is a very exciting opportunity. Our goal is for students to incorporate and implement these practices as second nature; to embrace a more responsible approach to culinary arts that is the future and they are the trailblazers that will set the new standard.”


Areas of instruction include: Introduction to Culinary Arts, Applied Culinary Skills, The Science of Food, American Regional Cuisine, International Cuisine, Restaurant and Dining Room Operations, Dessert Preparations, Restaurant Management, and Food and Beverage Service. Students can receive the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification from the National Restaurant Association. Articulation agreements have been established with a number of regional colleges allowing students the opportunity to earn college credits upon completion of this program.

OCVTS Cuisine on the Green is the result of a partnership with the Ocean County Parks and Recreation. A decision was made to utilize the restaurant at Atlantis Golf Club to provide Southern Ocean County with a state-of-the-art training facility as well as a new dining venue for local residents. Cuisine on the Green Culinary Arts Training Center becomes Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s seventh career training facility.

This program offers an accelerated approach to developing skills needed for employment in food and hospitality industries. This program is open to adults, 18 and over, with a high school diploma or GED. Students may qualify for Federal Financial Aid or Veterans Benefits.

Articulation Agreements
Articulation agreements with the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, and Brookdale Community College provide students the opportunity to earn college credits upon completion of this program.


Ocean County Center for Culinary Arts

Thursday, August 25th 12pm- 6pm

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T: 609-296-2137