Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies programs provide strong foundational skills necessary to succeed in the hospitality industry.
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies includes both credit and non-credit programs. Credit degree programs are offered by the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Programs (formerly the Hotel and Restaurant Department) and grants Associate in Science degrees in three areas of concentration: Culinary Arts Management; Food Service Management; and Hotel Management. Consumer classes are also offered for credit and are designed for non-professionals. The non-credit program is the Culinary and Service Skills Training Program, providing short-term vocational training. Additional non-credit culinary classes are also offered.
Accreditation. The Culinary Arts Management Program and the Food Service Management Program are accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Upon completion of their A.S. degree major, students will also be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the Accrediting Commission of the Amercan Culinary Federation (ACF).
Food Safety Managers Certification. As a pre-requisite to graduation from the Culinary Arts Management Program, or from the Food Service Management Program, students are required to successfully pass a California food safety certification examination