Culinary Arts

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Culinary Arts Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a creative future in the fast-paced and always exciting culinary arts industry.

Heat Up Your Career

The Culinary Arts Pathway provides students with in-depth, hands on experience that emphasizes industry awareness and food production skills. This program gives students an opportunity to learn how to prepare baked goods and foods from around the world. Through coursework, students will grow and refine professional, practical, and teamwork skills that can be called upon for the rest of their lives. This career pathway helps students by providing guidance and work based learning experience used in the culinary industry in an effort to give students an advantage in the job market. 

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experience in the classroom to select a career pathway that they are passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new Culinary Arts career. Classes include:

  • Intro to Baking & Pastry
  • World Cuisine

Get Real

Take your learning out into the real business world and see first-hand what awaits you in the Culinary Arts field. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Local Resort & Restaurant Tours
  • College Campus Visits
  • Professional Guest Speakers
  • Internships Interviews
  • Hospitality Week

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart an exciting career in the always-energetic culinary world with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Disciplines and career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Line Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Grill Cook
  • Pastry Prep Assistant
  • Server
  • Host
  • Research And Development Chef Assistant
  • Food Blogger

Industry Average: $45,000 - $65,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%

Ready to Get Cooking?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Mari Vogt
(805) 385-5257

Cut Into a Culinary Career

Whether you enjoy the process of cooking or like to let your creativity show in your dishes, the Culinary Arts Pathway can be the start of an amazing career. This career pathway can provide you with the opportunity to learn how to cook, bake, and learn about foods from all around the world. You’ll get a first-hand look at how the culinary industry works and operates, as well as an opportunity to let your inner foodie really shine.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Culinary Arts

BS Hospitality and Culinary