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Culinary Arts

Get a taste for your future!

The Culinary program at EMCC provides students with the creative and technical skills leading to a rewarding career in food service. EMCC offers several certificates and an associates focusing on different aspects of the art. Successful students will receive an Culinary Arts (AAS).

Classes are taught by instructors who have worked within the industry, using the latest tools and trends, sharing their personal knowledge and experience to prepare you to work in this very diverse field that blends creativity and cuisine.

Students are provided with a broad expanse of culinary education that includes over 500 hours of hands-on lab work in our fully equipped kitchen, as well as courses in food service management. The program also serves lunch during the fall and spring semesters in our on-campus restaurant, Regions.

A variety of courses are offered in different cuisines, buffet, cold kitchen and baking to provide a well-rounded education that trains students for jobs in the professional food service and/or baking and pastry industry. Graduates of the program are prepared for entry level positions in the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, caterers and institutional operations.

When you enroll in an Culinary program, you become part of the Culinary Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks, scholarships, internships and other professional opportunities within their selected field of study.

After completing the AAS or a CCL, you will be well-prepared to begin your career path into one of many culinary industries, or you can continue your education to obtain an associate of arts degree (AAS) or transfer to a university for a bachelor's degree.

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Career and Employment Outlook

Culinary studies encompasses many different areas of specialty you can enter, with plenty of possibilities. Read more from O*NET.


Additional Information

Special requirements: Students are required to purchase special tools and uniforms for this program.


University Transfer Options

After completing the AAS or a CCL, you will be well-prepared to begin your career path into one of many culinary industries, or you can continue your education to obtain an associate of arts degree (AAS) or transfer to a university for a bachelor's degree.

At EMCC, get a degree in... And transfer to a university to get a degree in...
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Bachelor of Applied Science / Food Service Management, ASU
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Management, NAU
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Bachelor of Hospitality Management, GCU

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