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The Culinary Arts degree program is an excellent place to expand your interest and knowledge in the culinary arts. Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide variety of foods from soups and appetizers to entrees and desserts in the college kitchens.

The culinary arts school, in cooperation with our academic partners, offers students a variety of food and culinary classes that lead the student from an introduction to food through more advanced studies in professional cooking, dietetics, and baking. Area chefs are involved in teaching a variety of our food and culinary courses in our Culinary Arts degree program.

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Outcomes

Graduation Academic Year

Number of Graduates

Employment Rate

Number ACF Certified

2017-2018

1

100%

0

2018-2019

1

100%

0

2019-2020

4

100%

1

2020-2021

3

100%

0

2021-2022

6

100%

0

 

Retention Rates

Program 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Culinary Arts 75% 100% 50% 100% 71%

Retention rates are fall-to-fall based on first-time, full-time status.

Graduation Rates

Program 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Culinary Arts 50% 43% 25% 0% 50%

The graduation rates are first-time, full-time status students who complete within six years (150% of expected time).

Graduate Surveys

Culinary Arts Graduate Survey 2022

Employer Comments – C of O Culinary Arts Graduate Strengths

  • Great attitude, very knowledgeable of food, Great trainer, one of the hardest workers I have ever met.
  • Very knowledgeable in all aspects of food, is a quick learner, and has a true passion for the job.
  • Organized, good with following processes, and a very good problem solver. Communicates well with people and performs job at a high level for age/experience. She also clearly cares about handling her duties in a way that adds to the overall success of our team. I’m thankful for her attitude.
  • Culinary skills talking with restaurant clients. Great hands-on experience.
  • Very detail oriented. Cares about every plate of food he puts out. Goes the extra mile to make a resident happy. Very good at food prep.
  • Willing to move from one position to another to help in areas that need to be covered.  Calm demeanor and a “can do” attitude.