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Area of Study: Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism
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Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism
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Culinary Arts

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All the ingredients for an exciting career

From experimenting with flavors to plating the perfect dish, a career in culinary arts can be fun, inspiring, and — for those with training — quite lucrative. Austin Community College’s Culinary Arts Program gives you the skills and experience you need to be confident in the kitchen and ready for the demands of this fast-paced profession. Advanced culinary techniques will only be part of your career preparation. You’ll also learn what it takes to coordinate and direct a kitchen staff, plan a menu, buy supplies, and organize a presentation. You’ll also have an opportunity to practice your skills with actual diners at ACC’s student-run restaurants.

Career Information

With opportunities in restaurants, hotels, pastry shops, and catering companies, there is consistent demand for professionals with degrees in culinary arts. A culinary artist is responsible not just for the taste of a meal, but the full aesthetic experience. You can also pursue a career on the business side of a restaurant, overseeing the day-to-day of budgeting, customer service, and managing employees. Culinary expertise can also lead to the possibility of opening your own business.

Job Titles

  • Dietitian
  • Food researcher
  • Baker
  • Sous chef
  • Chef
  • Caterer
  • Food stylist
  • Personal chef
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Program Accreditations

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

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Academic Awards

Culinary Arts (Associate of Applied Science)

Culinary Arts (Certificate Level 1)

Pastry Arts Culinary Arts (Certificate Level 1)

Culinary Arts- Baking and Pastry (Associate of Applied Science)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

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