Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management


Our Culinary Arts program earned national recognition from Advance CTE in 2016, winning the Excellence in Action Award for the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster.

Culinary Arts students explore opportunities for employment in the hospitality and food service industry through the operation of the student-run Central Campus Café. Students receive their ProStart certification from the National Restaurant Association and compete in local and national competitions. Students plan and prepare food, use institutional equipment, set up the dining room, and serve customers on designated Central Campus Café days. Students also have the chance to visit area restaurants and other hospitality businesses.

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Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA, food course recommended. Grades: 10-11-12

All students interested in enrolling in one of the Advance Career Programs at Central Campus can learn more about enrollment here.

College Credits Available *

Program DMACC Course Code DMACC Course DMACC Credits
Culinary Arts
Year 1 HCM100 Sanitation & Safety 1
HCM143 Food Preparation Lecture 3
HCM144 Food Preparation Lab 3
COM703 Communication Skills 3
Year 2 HCM110 Baking Lab 2
HCM152 Food Preparation II Lecture 2
HCM153 Food Preparation II Lab 2
MAT772 Applied Math 3
HCM320 Intro. to Hospitality 2
Year 3 HCM231 Nutrition 2
Summer following Graduation HCM270 Garde Manage 2
* Central Campus is always evaluating the best college credit opportunities for our students. Please check with the Counseling Office or the instructors with any questions.