Program: Culinary Arts

Overview

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts Department at LBCC has state of the art facilities and experienced faculty that provide a professional and inclusive hands-on learning environment to prepare students for successful careers in food services. 

The Culinary Arts program provides students with standard, occupational, entry-level skills in the Culinary Arts, and improves the understanding of culinary fundamentals with hands-on training using traditional and state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, with an emphasis on industry-standard safety and sanitation practices. 

CULINARY ARTS - Program Brochure
 

Career Opportunities

Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the area below!

  • Sous Chef 
  • Line Cook 
  • Personal Chef 
     
  • Caterer 
  • Food Stylist 
  • Entrepreneur 

Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Culinary Arts Program.

REQUIRED COURSES – AS & Certificates
 

Associate in Science Degree (AS), culinary Arts

Plan Code: 2147 - Students learn skills for positions in food preparation for institutional, restaurant airline catering, convention center, cruise line, supermarket, and hotel restaurant-type food operations. Students will enhance their skills in a variety of cooking techniques. The associate degree will provide students with a broad based general education, which will prepare them for global citizenry. There are course material fees associated with this program that range from $588.00-598.00. Additionally, schoolspecific chef’s uniform and discipline-specific tools and equipment costs are approximately $80.00.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Propose and assemble a complete three course meal from a given set of ingredients and select the most appropriate tools and equipment for each task.
  • Compare and contrast the different knives used in a kitchen and effectively demonstrate their uses with competence.
  • Analyze a plated meal, distinguish the different cooking techniques and methods used in its preparation, and critique the flavor, the plating, and the garnish.
  • Demonstrate industry-standard kitchen safety and sanitation practices.

Certificate of Achievement, culinary Arts

Plan Code: 3147 - Students learn skills for positions in food preparation for institutional, restaurant airline catering, convention center, cruise line, supermarket, and hotel restaurant type food operations. Students will enhance their skills in a variety of cooking techniques.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Students will be able to understand and execute food preparation in Food Service operations using proper knife skills, accurate cooking methods and plating techniques, with the enhancement of International Cuisine knowledge while applying Safety & Sanitation rules according to Industry Standards.

Course Offerings

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Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer

BCOM 222
Job Search Skills 

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BCOM 262
Soft Skills for the Workplace  

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CULAR 20
App Food Service Sanitation in Hotel/Restaurant Management 

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CULAR 202
Introduction to Culinary Skills and Principles

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CULAR 211
Intermediate Culinary Skills and Principles

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CULAR 215
Buffets and Catering 

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CULAR 216
World Cuisine: American Regional

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CULAR 217
Vegetarian & Specialty Cuisine

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CULAR 218
World Cuisines: Asian 

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CULAR 219
World Cuisines: Mediterranean 

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CULAR 222A
Advanced Restaurant Operations 

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CULAR 222B
Advanced Restaurant Practicum  

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CULAR 225
Product and Menu Development  

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CULAR 230
Baking & Pastry Skills for Culinary Students 

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FAQ

How long does the program take?

For a full time student taking 12 units or more, the Certificate of Achievement may be completed in 3 semesters plus one summer.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

What types of cooking experience do I need to enter the program? 

No prior cooking experience is required to enter the program.

What if I have a food allergy? 

Let your instructor know what types of allergy before your class starts and she/he will give you more information. 

Do I need to purchase food for class? 

No.  Your class material fee will cover all food ingredients.

How much does the program cost? 

These are approximate costs for Culinary Arts Degree & Certificate.

Degrees & Certificates Estimated Cost
A.S. in Culinary Arts

Tuition:  $1794 ($46 per unit for 39 units) 
Books:  $250 
Uniform:  $200 
Knife Set:  $150 
Material Fees:  $585 
Books:  $250 
19 Units of GE: $874


Total: $4,103

Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts

Tuition:  $1794 ($46 per unit for 39 units) 
Books:  $250 
Uniform:  $200 
Knife Set:  $150 
Material Fees:  $585 
Books:  $250 


Total: $3,229

*Fees are subject to change. Please visit Financial Aid for more information on tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

Will my credits transfer from another institution?

Depending on which institution and the type of class. This will be assessed on an individual basis. Make an appointment with an academic counselor.

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.