What is Culinary Arts?
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.
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.
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science - Culinary Arts Option
- Associate in Applied Science - Catering Option
- Associate in Applied Science - Food and Beverage Management Option
- Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
- Advanced Catering
- Culinary Arts Certificate
- Advanced Culinary Arts
- Food and Beverage Management
- Advanced Food and Beverage Management
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.