Recent interest in health and food has led more and more companies to open businesses related to Culinary Arts. It is no longer just making food to eat. Culinary Arts is the science and art of cooking. This 92-credit program includes basic knowledge of food science, nutrition, diet, food safety and understanding of global cuisines, along with lab classes that offer students an opportunity to practice their skills and artistry.
Culinary Arts Prospects
- People will continue to eat out, buy takeout meals, or have food delivered. In response, more restaurants will open and cafeterias, catering services, and nontraditional food-service operations, such as those found inside grocery stores, will serve more prepared food dishes. These circumstances will increase demand for cooks.
- The employment of cooks is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Individual growth rates will vary by specialty.
- Overall job opportunities are expected to be good as a result of employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Cooks with training and related work experience will have the best job prospects.
- Program Length: 70 weeks
- Total Credits: 92 credits (Major – 68 credits & General Education – 24 credits)