Post Secondary Options
Culinary Arts at CPCC
The Culinary Arts curriculum provides specific training required to prepare students to assume positions as trained culinary professionals in a variety of foodservice settings including full service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract foodservice and health care facilities.
Students will be provided theoretical knowledge/practical applications that provide critical competencies to meet industry demands, including environmental stewardship, operational efficiencies and professionalism. Courses include sanitation/safety, baking, garde manger, culinary fundamentals/production skills, nutrition, customer service, purchasing/cost control, and human resource management.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level opportunities including prep cook, line cook, and station chef. American Culinary Federation certification may be available to graduates. With experience, graduates may advance to positions including sous chef, pastry chef, executive chef, or foodservice manager.
Degree Awarded – The Associate in Applied Science Degree – Culinary Arts is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.
Johnson and Wales Charlotte
It’s vital that today’s food service professionals have not just culinary expertise, but also business, management and critical thinking skills. Well-paying management positions in the expanding range of food and food service companies continue to expand around the world, along with the need for educated, experienced leaders.
The multidisciplinary approach to culinary education in our Culinary Arts & Food Service Management bachelor’s degree program expands on the strong technical foundation and artistry you’ll receive through our word-class culinary associate degree program.
You’ll further your culinary skills while developing industry-specific business, managerial, front-of-the-house and leadership skills to expand your career prospects far beyond the kitchen. The curriculum also emphasizes accounting, management, finance, marketing and human resources to prepare you for a career in any facet of the food industry.
Further focus your studies by choosing the sommelier minor, and apply all of these skills through an internship site in your field of interest to build your résumé and make industry contacts.
Art Institutes at Charlotte
Ready to blend your life-long passion for food and sharp business instincts into a career? See what The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes System of Schools have to offer.As a student in our culinary programs, you’ll receive practical training in a modern kitchen from instructors with real-world experience. You will have the opportunity to learn the hospitality and restaurant management skills you need to attain your goal of running a food operation from front to back. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.