Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    15 weeks
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible

Program Description

The Culinary Arts program offers comprehensive training for students aspiring to pursue a career in the food service industry. The curriculum combines theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on experience, preparing students for various roles such as chefs, pastry chefs, kitchen managers, restaurant managers, and even restaurant owners. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission, this program ensures students receive quality education and industry recognition.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Associate of Science – Culinary Arts (64 credits) – Tuition: $8,384
  • Certificate of Achievement – Culinary Arts (30-33 credits) – Tuition: $3,930-$4,323
  • Certificate of Competence – Baking (10-11 credits) – Tuition: $1,310-$1,441
  • Certificate of Competence – Dining Room Supervision (18-19 credits) – Tuition: $2,358-$2,489
  • Certificate of Competence – Preparation Cook (12 credits) – Tuition: $1,572-$1,703

Besides tuition and fees, there is an additional expense of approximately $500 for cutlery, books, and uniforms for new students.


Upon completing the Culinary Arts program, students have a wide range of career opportunities in the culinary industry. Graduates can pursue roles as professional chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, line cooks, catering managers, restaurant managers, food service entrepreneurs, or even culinary instructors. With a solid foundation in culinary techniques and skills, graduates are well-equipped to thrive in various culinary settings, including restaurants, hotels, resorts, catering companies, and culinary institutions.

Learn more about Leeward Community College’s Culinary Arts program