Culinary Arts is a broad-based program. Having a reputation for preparing and serving fine food is an asset to any establishment, whether it is a fine-dining restaurant or a college dining hall. If you want to explore culinary career options, this is the program for you.

You Will Learn:

  • Professional food preparation
  • Safe food handling & sanitation
  • How to cater meetings & events
  • How to operate the Whitewater Landing restaurant

A Typical Student

The typical student is one that enjoys hands-on learning and has solid applied math skills to be successful. There is a significant emphasis on measurement, conversions, and cost calculation at the beginning of the first-year program. These skills are emphasized and expanded through the second year of the program and are necessary for further training and a career in the culinary industry. Successful students have the creativity, patience, and attention to detail to solve problems using the skills they have learned. They can work on projects independently or with other students. They understand time management as it relates to the back and front of house operations and can stay on task without constant supervision. Safety is a primary focus, and students must follow procedures to keep themselves and customers safe. Good communication skills are necessary to work well with other students and with customers.

Get Yourself Ready

It goes beyond cooking and baking to calculating costs, creating menus, and providing excellent customer service. Culinary Arts can be a stressful and intense experience for students, but students are prepared for their next steps in the culinary industry. To be prepared for success, focus on doing well in academic classes and developing a good work ethic. The following pathway courses will help you prepare for the Culinary Arts career program, college, and a career in the culinary industry:

  • Preparing for College & Careers
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts & Hospitality
  • Advanced Nutrition & Wellness


Culinary Arts Program Elements January 2023