Program Code: CA100
The Culinary Arts Program at JJC is recognized as one of the premier culinary and educational training programs in the nation and is known around the world as a leader in culinary and food service education. Serving both the degree-seeking student as well as the industry professional seeking to upgrade their technical or supervisory skills, our American Culinary Federation accredited program offers an A.A.S. Degree in culinary arts as well as several certificates to prepare students for success in a wide variety of food service industry careers.
The curriculum is continually reviewed and updated based on input from our esteemed advisory committee comprised of experts from the education, hospitality and food service industries. All courses are taught by industry certified instructors, each with many years of practical industry experience. Instructors regularly attend classes, seminars and conferences to stay current with trends in cuisine and culinary innovations so that they, in turn, can bring the expertise and innovation back to the classroom. Our students develop excellent technical and theoretical skills in cooking, food production, baking and pastry arts, garde manger, international cuisine, nutrition, culinary supervision, purchasing and cost controls. The core of the program is hands-on coursework where students apply lessons learned in the classroom in a practical culinary lab setting and functioning restaurant operation.
The Culinary Arts program at JJC is designed to prepare individuals for technical, supervisory and managerial positions within the food service industry. The program of study combines practical and theoretical facets of the industry, enabling students to apply the lessons and techniques they have learned. Students who successfully complete the program and earn an A.A.S. Degree are qualified to apply for their first industry recognized certification, Certified Culinarian (CC), from the American Culinary Federation.