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Culinary Arts

Wherever the path might lead you, our dedicated staff and chefs will guide you toward your culinary goal.

Program Contact
Chef Cathy Crowder-Johnson
Program Coordinator
(502) 213-2259
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What is Culinary Arts?

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.

Unlike many culinary programs, Jefferson does not add extra course charges. Plus you’re getting the state’s lowest higher education tuition.

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status or diploma in as little as 4 months.

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.

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