Program: Culinary Arts


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

(Program Video: LBCC Career Technical Education, Culinary Arts)


Culinary Arts, Associate in Science (AS)
Culinary Arts, Certificate of Achievement (ACH)

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(New students need to refer to the current academic year for the most up-to-date info) 

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View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer

BAKE 230
Baking & Pastry Skills for CUL Students  

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BCOM 222
Job Search Skills 

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BCOM 262
Soft Skills for the Workplace  

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App Food Service Sanitation in Hotel/Restaurant Management 

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Intro to Culinary Skills & Principles 

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Intermediate Culinary Skills and Principles

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Buffets and Catering 

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World Cuisine: American Regional

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Vegetarian & Specialty Cuisine

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World Cuisines: Asian 

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World Cuisines: Mediterranean 

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Advanced Restaurant Operations 

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Advanced Restaurant Practicum  

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Product and Menu Development  

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

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


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 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.