Culinary Arts Program

Culinary Arts

Associate in Applied Science Degree

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The new Culinary Arts AAS degree is an innovative program with a farm-to-table focus. Our two-year curriculum includes basic and advanced food preparation techniques, nutrition, menu planning, kitchen sanitation and safety, food purchasing and storage, and meal serving. Graduates of this program will have an in-depth knowledge of sustainable food systems, including where the food comes from, the advantages of buying locally, various farming and production methods, and the value of sustainable and ethical ingredients.  
Our Culinary Advising Guide provides a comprehensive overview of this program and its course of study.

Learn more about our complete Farm-to-Table course offerings by visiting our Sustainable Agriculture Program page.

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Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts program, the graduate is expected to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional kitchen as a cook.
  • Apply the concepts and techniques of sanitation to a food service environment.
  • Demonstrate the use of proper purchasing, storage, and costing techniques to profitably operate a food service establishment
  • Participate in activities that support a sustainable food system

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