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Culinary Arts and Baking

Your Life in Food Begins Here!
If you are creative, entrepreneurial and you love food, then this is the program for you. The Culinary Arts Program is where you can begin your journey. Our Culinary Arts program provides an immersive learning experience in our state of the art, fully equipped commercial kitchen. Central to our Culinary goal is to develop and nurture a chef's mindset. Our students and alumni become fulfilled, influential professionals who understand the importance of diverse tastes and are future leaders in sustainable change within the world of cuisine, food science, and baking arts.

The Culinary Arts degree & certificate prepares students for management or supervisory roles and advancement within the food service industry. Students are immersed in classic and contemporary culinary techniques as well as cuisines from around the world using state of the art equipment. Students build a foundation of skills that are utilized by chefs worldwide.
Courses range from introduction to culinary arts to world cuisine and advance cooking techniques.

Our Professional Baking and Patisserie degree & certificate is hands-on & focuses on the fundamentals of baking and pastry principles and techniques. It combines both theory and the practical application of skills to meet the needs of employers in the world of pastry arts.

The program prepares you for a career as a baker, pastry chef, artisan bread-maker, or wedding & celebration cake designer, in hotels, resorts, cruises, restaurants, retail bakeries, and delicatessens, as well as providing you with the skills and confidence to start up your own home business. The program covers a wide range of topics ranging from pastries, bread, cakes, chocolate and confections. Course work include, introduction to baking, advanced baking, artisan breads as well as cake decorating, and pastry art.

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Culinary Arts AS Program Map

Professional Baking & Patisserie AS Program Map

Culinary Arts Certificate Program Map

Professional Baking & Patisserie Certificate Program Map



Mark Ford
Associate Professor, Chef / Hospitality Management
(909) 652-8202
Chingping Wong
Associate Professor Baking & Patisserie


The Culinary Arts program is supported by industry professionals and our alumni have successfully transferred to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Cal Poly, Pomona, UCR, Cal State Long Beach among other four year colleges as well as entering the industry with employers such as Disney, Universal, Kaiser, Porto's, Compass Group, Sodexo, Aramark, Doubletree, Hilton.

Our industry-experienced Chef instructors ensure each student receives a hands-on learning experience that provides each student with the tools for a successful culinary arts career. Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to demonstrate expertise in preparing a wide variety of dishes, plan and execute catered events, plan menus, manage purchasing and inventory as well as maintain state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and manage staff.