What is Culinary Art?
The KCTCS Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Management, Restaurant Management, Catering, Institutional Food Service, and as Professional Chefs.
Course work covers a broad spectrum: the preparation of basic and specialized foods, catering and special event planning, international cuisine, baking and pastry arts, nutrition, sanitation, management techniques and functions, cost control, purchasing and culinary fundamentals. Students work in commercial kitchen/laboratory and dining room through the course of study.
What are my career choices?
This program has many options for those seeding entry-level jobs in the Culinary and food service field and for those wishing to enhance their skills to prepare for advancement. Students find career opportunities in Restaurant Management, Health Care Facilities, Catering, State Park Resorts, School Cafeterias, just to name a few.
|Culinary Arts Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Culinary Arts Professional Development||$46,594|
|Fundamentalist of Culinary Arts||$42,047|
|Food and Beverage Management||$42,047|
|Advanced Culinary Arts||$42,047|
|Advanced Food and Beverage Management||$46,594|
|Culinary Arts - Diploma||$42,047|
|Food and Beverage Management- Diploma||$42,047|
|Culinary Arts - Associate's Degree||$46,594|
|Food and Beverage Management - Associate's Degree||$46,594|
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
Associate of Applied Science Degrees
- Culinary Arts
- Food and Beverage Management
- Catering and Personal Chef
- Food and Beverage Management
- Advanced Culinary Arts
- Advanced Food and Beverage Management
- Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
- Advanced Catering
Progression in the Culinary Arts program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C"; or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale)
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
This information is provided in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a public non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions (beginning July 1, 2011).
- Advanced Food and Beverage Management - Undergraduate certificate
- Advanced Catering - Undergraduate certificate
- Advanced Culinary Arts - Undergraduate certificate
- Catering - Undergraduate certificate
- Food and Beverage Management - Undergraduate certificate
- Fundamentals of Culinary Arts - Undergraduate certificate
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.