Associate of Applied Science
Our students have been extremely successful in competitions…gold medals, best of shows…– Chef Luis Amado Director, Baking and Pastry Program
Training and skill in the Culinary Arts offers a broad range of opportunities. People with culinary arts skills are employed in restaurants, hotels, institutional settings, delis, and catering companies.
In this program, you will:
- Learn to artfully prepare culinary specialties and skillfully manage these respective operations through a combination of classroom, hands-on labs, and internship experience.
- Prepare for leadership roles in the kitchen — chef and other kitchen supervisory positions.
- Develop the knowledge and techniques used in quantity gourmet food preparation.
Baker College’s Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Successful graduates will be eligible to take their Certified Culinarian Certification examination.
Accreditation /Approval/Certification Status
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- The average annual salary for Chefs and Head Cooks is $40,700.
- Employment of Chefs, Cooks, and food preparation workers is expected to increase by 11 percent through 2016, which is about as fast as average.
- Employment should grow faster than average for those who work in places like the prepared foods section of grocery stores preparing meals-to-go.
- One-third of Chefs, Cooks, and other food preparation workers are employed part-time. Some work as personal Chefs, preparing meals in private homes.