Our 4-5 semester program, full-time program gives students hands-on training which helps prepare them for the National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE Certification. Students in the program are required to purchase a chef’s uniform, dining room uniform, textbooks and tools.
Chefs and head cooks work in restaurants, private households, and other establishments where food is served. They often work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays. The work can be hectic and fast-paced. Most chefs and head cooks work full time.
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What are my program options?
- Culinary Arts, AAS
- Culinary Arts, Diploma
- Prep Cook, Certificate
- Baking and Pastry Specialist, Certificate
Take the first step towards this career and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program, as well as state and federal funds for which you may be eligible. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!
Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our advisory board.
What can I expect from the Culinary Arts program?
You’ll learn to create culinary masterpieces in a professional setting and gain real-world experience. Our program emphasizes technical and theoretical knowledge combined with the practical applications of cooking, baking, serving and management skills.
Tell me more about this program.
This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Coursework includes fundamentals of culinary arts, baking principles, culinary practicum, fundamentals of restaurant operations and culinary safety and sanitation. The program also requires students to sit for the National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE Certification.
What career options will I have?
- Kitchen managers
- Sous chefs
- Pastry chefs
How much will it cost?
Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!