Study with us and learn what it takes to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commerical food establishments. 

Students in Culinary Arts and Occupations learn about recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the mangaement of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Students can earn either an associate's degree (Fall start or Spring start) or technical diploma (Fall start or Spring start) in this program. Graduates are proficient in culinary calculations, esstentials of dining room service, sanitation and safety, nutrition, food and beverage operations, baking and pastry, and more. 

Here are a few facts about the industry:

  • Careers in Culinary Arts & Occupations include chefs, head cooks, line cooks, private cooks, caterers, bakers, food service personnel, and managers.
  • The median annual salary for a culinary worker is $41,610.
  • The median hourly wage for a culinary worker is $20.01.

Get registered for our Culinary Arts & Occupations program today.

1 Submit Documentation

Including a completed application form, transcripts, standardized test scores and immunization records. Returning students who have missed a fall or spring semester must complete a new application.

2 Paying for college

Once you’re admitted, find a financial aid option that’s right for you. In addition to awarding more than $80,000 in scholarships each year, SLCC accepts TOPS, offers convenient payment plans for more manageable tuition, and places students in campus jobs through the Federal Work Study program.

3 Plan Your Path

Once you’re admitted, we’ll help you determine a focus, advise you on courses and give you the 411 on campus life. If you have any questions at any point in the admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact SLCC Admissions.