Culinary Arts

A career in the kitchen can be fun, inspiring, and — with the right training — quite lucrative. ACC’s Culinary Arts Program helps you prep for this fast-paced profession with the skills to direct a kitchen staff, plan a menu, and present a full aesthetic experience. You’ll practice your skills with real customers at ACC’s student-run restaurants.

ACC’s Culinary Arts Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Bakers

    Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Baristas

    Prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Bartenders

    Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Butchers and Meat Cutters

    Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Chefs and Head Cooks

    Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

    Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Cooks, Fast Food

    Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

    Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Cooks, Private Household

    Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Cooks, Restaurant

    Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Cooks, Short Order

    Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

    Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Food Preparation Workers

    Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

    Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Waiters and Waitresses

    Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.


    Hourly Wage: $


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