Culinary Arts is the art of cooking. From entry-level cook to master chef, a culinarian is a trained professional working in the restaurant or food service industry. The Culinary Arts Department welcome those who have a passion for food and preparing it. The department offers intensive professional and practical experience through hands-on instruction in the daily operation of a professional kitchen. Courses focus on kitchen safety and sanitation, food preparation and production, menu and event planning, catering and budgeting, international cuisine, and problem-solving in the dynamic culinary environment. The department offers associate degrees and certificates in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts, preparing students for higher-level education, advanced training, and careers in a lifelong profession.