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Program - Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Learn culinary arts in a real-world setting. From day one you will get hands-on training and gain practical experience in management, food preparation and service.

Students assist in the daily operation of The Class Act Restaurant, a full-service restaurant at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The restaurant features fine dining for hotel and conference center guests, Kirkwood staff and the public. Students assist in planning, preparing and servicing catered events at The Kirkwood Center during their last semester. Students are required to purchase professional uniforms and tools to use when in labs and kitchens.

Field trips to various food service establishments and an optional trip to the industry’s national convention are also included in the course of study. International travel and education opportunities are available for culinary students.

This program is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. This provides graduates with an opportunity for nationally-recognized certification upon completion of the program.