The Culinary Arts Technology concentration provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine as well as the art of baking and pastries. Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. After successful completion of the courses listed in the curriculum, students may be awarded a 1-year certificate in Culinary Arts: Food Preparation, a 2-year certificate in Culinary Arts: Food Preparation, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Students completing the program will be eligible to earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association – ServSafe.
In addition, students completing this program will be eligible to obtain ManageFirst certification, a management development program that equips students with the key competencies they need to begin or advance their management careers in our demanding industry created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and managed nationally by National Restaurant Association Solutions.