Culinary Institute

Inside the Program

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Inside the Culinary program

The Culinary programs at EMCC provide students with the practical and technical skills and training that lead to a rewarding career in education.

The Culinary programs make the news quite often for innovation, community involvement and student success. Read the latest. 


Calendar of Events

Aa student of one of EMCC’s Culinary programs, you’ll want to be aware of some critical dates - not just for exams and projects but orientations and graduation Here’s what you need to know:

  • Every student needs to attend the new student orientation. This event is designed to inform incoming students about the EMCC campus, available resources, faculty and staff expectations, opportunities offered, and the importance of identifying their personal and educational goals.

  • When you enroll, you become part of the Culinary Institute. The Institute orientation is your opportunity to connect with faculty, staff and other students. You’ll hear about resources just for your program as well as  be able to connect with a variety of EMCC’s business partners for future internships, scholarships or career opportunities.

  • Finally, when you’re ready, you’ll want to keep an eye open for EMCC’s graduation deadlines in order to fully celebrate your big day.


Learning Spaces

What does EMCC’s Culinary Institute offer for learning spaces? Check out the photo gallery to see our state-of-the-art facilities and teaching spaces that give you the opportunity to learn, study and experience college life in realistic settings.


Resources for Culinary Institute students

Entry Requirements

In order to become a student in the Culinary Studies Program (A.A.S. and CCLs), students must complete the following process:

  1. Enroll in the college and meet with the Student Specialist for Culinary Studies. Define your goals with the advisor as to what you are seeking within the program: AAS Degree, Certificate of Completion, Baking and Pastry, and/or transfer to a four year institution.

  2. Program prerequisites require the completion of the following courses with a "C" or better: ENG091, RDG091, and MAT 090, 091or 092,
    or placement into higher level English, Reading, and Math courses 
    or equivalent by assessment.

  3. Register for classes with assistance from Culinary Studies Student Specialist.

  4. Attend a Culinary Institute Orientation.

  5. Obtain a Maricopa County Food Service Worker Certificate before the start of classes.  More information can be found at https://www.statefoodsafety.com/food-handler/arizona/maricopa-county

  6. Purchase uniforms and tools that are required for lab courses.  More information on uniforms and tools can be found at https://www.estrellamountain.edu/institutes/culinary-institute/tools-reqs