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Courses for a Degree in Culinary Arts

In addition to a focus on culinary arts courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Culinary Arts Courses:

  • Food Safety
  • Intro to Gastronomy
  • Nutrition
  • Culinary Fundamentals
  • Product Knowledge
  • Meat
  • Seafood
  • Banquet Cookery
  • A la Carte Cooking
  • High Volume Production Cookery
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Garde Manger
  • World Cuisines
  • Menu Development
  • Customer Service
  • Wine Studies
  • Contemporary Restaurant Cooking
  • Contemporary Restaurant Service
  • Formal Restaurant Cooking
  • Formal Restaurant Service

Business/ Management Courses:

  • Management
  • Controlling Costs and Purchasing Food
  • Financial Accounting
  • Foodservice Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership and Ethics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology