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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

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

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.


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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