The Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts program prepares students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for a successful career in Culinary Arts.
The Culinary Arts program offers an Associate of Arts Degree that supports the skills and competency standards prescribed by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute (ACFEF). Upon successful completion of the program student is prepared to take the written and practical examination for the ACFEF Certified Culinarian certification.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AA in Culinary Arts program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate skills in basic and advanced cookery, fundamentals of bakery and patisserie, international cuisine, and apply principles of food preparation to produce a variety of food products.
Develop skills in knife, tool, and equipment handling.
Demonstrate skills of a Garde Manger in creating a variety of cold food products including items appropriate for buffet presentation.
Apply the basic principles of sanitation and safety and be able to apply them in the food service operations.
Practice standards in behavior, grooming and dress expected of an industry professional.
Apply the experience involved in service-learning activities to both personal and academic development.