Culinary Arts Associate Degree - Hospitality Management
Area of Study: Hospitality Management (Culinary Arts)
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Business Degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Culinary Arts
The Associate Degree in Culinary Arts provides the basic skills, practice, and experience needed to start a professional culinary career. This degree program will equip you to advance into supervisory roles as your experience in the kitchen and skills develop. Our programs provide high quality curriculum, small class size, and individual attention by Chef Instructors and experienced faculty. The curriculum and degree requirements follow the guidelines of and are accredited by the American Culinary Federation.
The Culinary Arts program has three major components:
- Culinary concentration/hands-on food preparation: Emphasizes hands-on food preparation, including techniques in garde-manger, baking and contemporary and classical cuisine
- Kitchen management and supervision: Emphasizes menu planning, purchasing, cost control, human resource training and supervision
- Academic: Prepares the student for critical thinking, decision making, customer service, communication skills and cultural awareness
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This program provides graduates with the extensive array of classical and advanced culinary skills and knowledge needed for a career as a sous chef, chef or kitchen manager. Graduates meet all American Culinary Federation education requirements for designation as a Certified Executive Chef. Leadership and business management education combine with advanced culinary knowledge and ServSafe Manager certification to create a well-rounded culinary professional.
This intensive associate degree program is designed for individuals with a previous college degree. Accelerated culinary kitchen instruction and labs are delivered within a compressed timeline of 12 months. Classes run August 2020 through July 2021.