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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Macomb’s Culinary Arts Program will show you how to excel as part of a culinary team, skilled in the techniques that make for an efficient kitchen and a happy customer. You will acquire advancing levels of kitchen skills as you work your way through a variety of menus, including international and vegetarian. You will also learn, among other things, about safe food handling, food ordering, “front-of-the-house” operations, wine and food compatibility, old world bread baking techniques, how to use a menu as a management tool and the artistic/decorative side of food presentation.

Culinary Arts Completion, Job Placement & Certification Rates

Completion Rate: 2016-2017 (most recent cohort data available)

Culinary Arts: 23%

Pastry Arts: 38%

Of those graduating in 2017-18

  Job Placement in Field  ACF Certification Intend ACF Certification
Culinary Arts  78% 30% 51%
Pastry Arts 50% 8% 42%

 

Of those graduating in 2018-19

  Job Placement in Field  ACF Certification Intend ACF Certification
Culinary Arts  87% 40% 43%
Pastry Arts 98% 47% 26%

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Culinary Arts

  1. Learn from professional chefs, bakers and sommeliers
  2. Get credit and practical experience in a working restaurant
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Career Opportunities in Culinary Arts

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, you will be qualified for positions that include chef, head cook, cook, first line supervisor of food preparation, food preparation worker and food service worker. With a Certificate in Culinary Management, you will be qualified for positions that include first line supervisor of food preparation. With a Skill Specific Certificate – Prep Cook, you will be qualified for positions that include first line supervisor of food preparation, food preparation worker and food service worker.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Culinary Arts Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

Accreditation

National Restaurant Association: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has developed a series of in-service training courses that have been incorporated into these Macomb Culinary Arts Courses: CULH 1155, 1200, 1320, 1400, 1420, 1430 and 2015.

ACF Certified Culinarian: The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts and Certificate in Culinary Arts – Culinary Management are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, 800.624.9458. Upon graduation, you may receive ACF Certified Culinarian status-national recognition of your accomplishments here at Macomb.

Occupational Certification
Macomb’s Workforce and Continuing Education Department offers Certification and Re-Certification programs for food service managers.

How do I find out more about the Culinary Arts Program?

For more information on the Culinary Arts Program at Macomb, contact one of the Culinary Arts Program advisors:

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