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Culinary Arts Department
Eastview Campus
Building 3000
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223.5179

Getting Started

Once you have determined which program is right for you, then it's time to get ready for registration. Classes are not open to general registration and you must follow the process below.

Initially, a new student needs to determine which culinary arts program to pursue. ACC offers two Associate's Degrees and two certificates that all offer in depth instruction, but accomplish different goals for a student. You may attend a New Student Information Session on the Eastview Campus if you have questions or would like to discuss this information.

Information Sessions & Student Advising

Information Sessions are held to give general information regarding the Culinary Arts programs. This is an opportunity to ask any questions and to have a first-hand look at the department.

Information Sessions will be held EVERY Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Bldg. 3000, Rm. 3158.

Make a reservation here.

Student Advising for Summer and Fall 2015 is underway. To schedule an advising appointment, Culinary Arts Students contact Chef Sandi Pepper or Chef Brian McCormick and Pastry Arts students contact Chef Stephanie Herrington.

Please bring all necessary form with you to your advising session.

*Due to the high volume of students attempting to register, please pay careful attention to this process in order to avoid any discrepancies and expedite your registration.

Step 1

Get ready to take credit classes at ACC. (Existing ACC students skip to Step 2.) If you have graduated from high school or have a GED then you are ready to get started taking credit classes at ACC. Please review the Destination: ACC web page for the step by step process for all students new to ACC.

When you "Meet with an Academic Advisor or Counselor" you want to declare your major in your chosen Culinary Arts program during this session.

Proceed to Step 2 when you reach "Clear any registration holds."

Step 2

Student Advising and Forms. Culinary Arts classes are not open for general registration. ALL ACC students, with a valid student ID, who would like to take Culinary Arts classes are required to advise with a Chef Instructor and submit a Student Petition EVERY semester to the Culinary Arts Department asking for the classes to be made available.
New Students must submit a current Austin/Travis County Food Handler's Card along with their petition. You may obtain a food handler's card online from State Food Safety for a fee of $22.

Current or Returning Students must submit a copy of their Program Evaluation along with their petition. This form can be found in Online Services under the Academic Profile tab.   

To make an Advising Appointment with a Faculty Advisor, Culinary Arts students need to contact Chef Brian McCormick or Chef Sandi Pepper and Pastry Arts students need to contact Chef Stephanie Herrington. Please bring ALL necessary paperwork with you to your advising session as these forms must be approved before you will be eligible to register for classes.

Get your Student Petition here!

Step 3

Register for classes. Congratulations! After you have submitted the petition you are ready for registration. Please review the Registration Eligibility Times to find out when you can register. You will be contacted if there are any discrepancies.

The department will email you with information on Uniform and Tool requirements and how to purchase these items. All new students are required to attend the mandatory Culinary Arts orientation.

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