Culinary Arts

Do you have a passion for food? Wherever the path might lead you, our dedicated staff and chefs will guide you toward your culinary goal.

What is Culinary Art?

Culinary Arts uses the teaching philosophy of the American Culinary Federation, the Academy of Chefs, and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Students work in a commercial kitchen/laboratory and dining room as they learn from a broad spectrum of courses: the preparation of basic and specialized foods, catering and special event planning, international cuisine, baking and pastry arts, nutrition, sanitation, management techniques and functions, cost control, purchasing and culinary fundamentals.

average base pay $46,594
low: $33k med: $47k high: $71k

What are my career choices?

This program has many options for those seeding entry-level jobs in the Culinary and food service field and for those wishing to enhance their skills to prepare for advancement. Students find career opportunities in Restaurant Management, Health Care Facilities, Catering, State Park Resorts, School Cafeterias, just to name a few.

Culinary Arts Career Median Annual Salary*
Culinary Arts Professional Development $46,594
Baking $23,738
Fundamentalist of Culinary Arts $42,047
Culinary Arts $42,047
Food and Beverage Management $42,047
Advanced Culinary Arts $42,047
Advanced Food and Beverage Management $46,594
Culinary Arts - Diploma $42,047
Food and Beverage Management- Diploma $42,047
Culinary Arts - Associate's Degree $46,594
Food and Beverage Management - Associate's Degree $46,594

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?




Semester Plan

Culinary Arts Brochure

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Peggy Bradley
Culinary Arts
Program Coordinator