Culinary Arts


Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Love food? Want a creative outlet? The culinary arts may be right for you!

The culinary arts program explores all facets of food preparation, planning, and service . . . from kitchen procedures and operations to menu planning, recipe development, nutrition, and food presentation. Experience a wide range of cuisines and cultures that introduce you to techniques, recipes, and ingredients that satisfy today's consumers.

Hotels, resorts, healthcare facilities, schools, and restaurants are great venues to put your skills to work as a chef, prep cook, or banquet manager. Catering is another attractive option that offers variety. Have dreams of owning your own restaurant? Go for it. Additional culinary arts courses explore the business aspects of financial planning, human resources, customer relations, and the legal environment.

Now serving . . . an exciting career opportunity in the culinary arts.

Skills Acquired

  • Kitchen procedures and operations
  • Fabrication of meat, poultry, seafood
  • Menu planning
  • Recipe development
  • Nutrition
  • Food presentation
  • Financial planning
  • Human resources
  • Customer relations
  • Legal 
  • Graduates of the Culinary Arts will be licensed in Serv-Safe.
2015 Placement Rate
Average Graduate Starting Hourly Wage

Career Choices

Types of Careers

  • Sous Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant Ownership
  • Food Sales or Brokerage positions
  • Various Hospitality Management positions

Potential Employers

  • Hotels/Resorts
  • Restaurants/Clubs
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Schools
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Food Service Distribution
  • Product and Development Services

Projected Job Growth

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Clubs & Organizations

Students in the Culinary Arts program have the option to participate in the SkillsUSA, Culinary Arts organization.  Opportunities to participate in local, state and national Culinary Arts competitions are possible.

SCTCC Student Clubs