Why Choose Culinary?


CCAC's renowned culinary program is perfect for individuals who enjoy the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, students enrolled in this non-apprenticeship program are prepared for employment as trained chefs and culinary experts. Experienced faculty teach curriculum designed to train students to meet the increasing employment needs of the 21st century. The program accommodates both part-time and full-time students and includes classroom and food laboratory experiences. Students complete an externship with a minimum of 100 hours as part of the program. Graduates may find employment as prep and line cooks, shift chefs, sous chefs or managers in the restaurant, hotel, club, bakery and retail food industries.

 

What Type of Program Are You Looking For?

Culinary Arts, A.S. (670.2)

Perfect for individuals who enjoy the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, students enrolled in this non-apprenticeship program are prepared for employment as trained chefs and culinary experts. The program accommodates both part-time and full-time students and includes classroom and food laboratory experiences. Students complete an externship with a minimum of 100 hours as part of the program.

Graduates of the culinary arts program may find employment in a variety of careers in the foodservice industry such as entry level prep and line cooks, shift chefs, sous chefs and kitchen managers. Employers include restaurants, institutional and commercial foodservice operations, private and corporate catering operations or foodservice for schools and community.

Culinary Basics, Certificate (671)

By providing students with hands-on instruction in fundamental culinary techniques, the CCAC culinary certificate program prepares students for an entry-level cook's position in a commercial foodservice kitchen. The program provides realistic, hands-on training by experienced chef instructors in our commercial training kitchens.

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Testimonial

I fell more in love with cooking since I came to CCAC. The program has opened me up to new ideas. Each week I learn something, a new technique that I've never heard of before. I love all the instructors - when you need anything, they're always there.