Culinary Arts

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Culinary Arts

Turn your passion for food into a rewarding career!  You could become the next top chef with Gwinnett Tech's Culinary Arts program. This program will train you in cooking, baking, serving and management skills, so your career will flourish. You'll learn to create your culinary masterpieces in a professional setting and gain real-world experience.

Gwinnett Tech's Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

Take the first step toward a top job in this field and apply for next semester. All the dates and deadlines you need to know are here on the website. If you're looking for ways to pay for your education, check out the scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our instructors, clubs and organizations and check out the advisory board to learn more about companies in this field.

Information on gainful employment: Culinary Arts

View more pictures from our recent Culinary Program event.


Culinary Student presenting food
Culinary Students at the smoker
Culinary Students at From Farm to Table


  • Offerings
  • Instructors
  • Top Jobs
  • Advisory Board
  • Degrees

    • Culinary Arts


    • Culinary Arts


    • Prep Cook

    Continuing Ed

    • Basic Management Skills

    • Starting and Operating a Small Business

  • Kerri Crean
    Program Director, Culinary Arts
    Andrew Miller
    Instructor Culinary Arts
    Timothy Willis
    Instructor Culinary Arts
    • Chef

    • Caterer

    • Baker

    • Pastry chef

    • Menu planner

    • Entry-level management positions

    • Kitchen manager

    • Sous chef

  • HRT and Culinary Arts Programs Advisory Committee

    Misty Aguilar
    Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

    Tom Bernhard

    Jerry Brown
    Executive Director
    Alpine Helen White County CVB

    Lois Collins
    Darden Restaurants

    Kerri Crean CSC, CCE
    Gwinnett Technical College

    Joseph Dennis
    Gwinnett Center

    Michael Deihl CEC, CCA

    William A. Donohue

    Ciaran Duffy, CEC
    The Schwan Food Company

    Ann Godi
    Benchmarc360, Inc.

    Lee Gray
    Executive Director
    Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia

    Maryanne Hendrick

    Derrick Henry
    Executive Chef
    Park Springs

    Curtis Hicks CEC

    Debbie Hill
    Innovative Event Management

    Kevin Hill
    Hampton Inn-Sugarloaf

    Helmut F.J.Holzer CMC
    Atlanta Foods International

    Richard Hurst CEC, FMP
    Morrison Healthcare Food Service
    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    System Executive Chef | Regional
    Regional Executive Chef

    Kathryn Johnson
    Emory Conference Center Hotel

    Ken Underwood
    US Food Service

    Michael Klein, CEC
    Legacy Lodge & Conference Center

    Jose Martinez – graduate
    Chef Woodward Academy

    Andrew Miller CEC
    Gwinnett Technical College

    Tamara Markham
    Marriott International- Area Director

    Linda Murphy
    Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Valarie Murray
    Atlanta Marriott – Gwinnett Place

    Mark Newton
    Gwinnett Technical College

    Mitul Patel
    Peachtree Hotel Group

    Kelly Rowland Jordan – Graduate
    Sodexo- Campus Services at Emory
    Catering Operations Manager

    Stewart Singleton
    World Chef's Scholarship Foundation

    John Szymanski CEC, CFSP

    Thahirali Elamkulath
    GA Tech Hotel and Conference Center

    Tom Unverferth
    Sysco Atlanta

    Jan Webster, Owner
    Jan Webster Catering

    Ronald A. Wolf, Chairman
    Georgia Licensed Beverage Association

    R. Mark Woodworth
    PKF Consulting