About Culinary Arts

Our culinary arts program will teach you all of the skills you need to work in a kitchen and start on a path towards a career in culinary arts!

Our credit program is a full-time program offering experience in preparing food for the college community in our student cafeteria and full-service restaurant at the Ocean Center. Our noncredit certificates are free skills-building certificate programs for anyone seeking experience and knowledge about food preparation and baking.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Culinary Arts can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Line Cook
  • Sous Chef
  • Pastry Assistant
  • Butcher
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Kitchen Manager

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CAHS 100 Introduction to Hospitality 3  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CCSF Math Requirement See Counselor 3-5   
LBCS 96C or PSYC 26 Labor Relations in the Modern American, Applied Psychology 3  

Total Units: 13-17

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CAHS 10A+10B or 10N+10NL Culinary Fundamentals 10.5-11  
BIO 130 Nutrition and Culinary Arts 2  
BIO 121 Sanitation Principles & Practices 2  
CMST 11 Basic Public Speaking 3  

Total Units: 17.5-18 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CAHS 20A+20B+20C Culinary Fundamentals II A + Culinary Fundamentals II B +Culinary Fundamentals II C 9  
CAHS 21 Meat Analysis 2  
Major Requirement Elective See Counselor 3-5  
CCSF Areas F US History & Government 3  

Total Units: 17+

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CAHS 30A+30B Restaurant Operations+Restaurant Operations 9  
CAHS 33 Procurement & Costing 3  
MGT 231 Introduction to Supervision and Management 3  

Total Units:  15

 

Semester 5

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CAHS 40W Work Experience 5  
CAHS 42 Fundamentals of Hospitality Financial Reports 3  
CCSF Area E Humanities 3  
CCSF Area H Ethnic, Women, Gender LGBTQ Studies 3  

Total Units:  14

View Requirements in College Catalog

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring Culinary Arts programs at the following institutions: 

  • San Francisco State University
  • Chico State University
  • Cal State East Bay
  • San Diego State University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • San Jose State University
  • University of San Francisco

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.