Our Associate of Science in Culinary Arts program provides a comprehensive overview of creative cooking at the professional level.

You’ll master the fundamentals of composing dishes in Introduction to Culinary Ingredients, sharpen your knife skills in Culinary Techniques, and then apply those lessons in food-specific classes, including Meats, Fish, and Breads and Pastry. At the same time, interactive academic courses like Nutrition, Cost Accounting, and Concept Development will focus on teaching you the critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills you’ll utilize in the field. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of foodservice operations, including restaurants, hotels, catering services, banquet halls, and resorts.

Preview our Culinary Arts Associate Curriculum.

tuition-paid travel

As part of Walnut Hill College’s distinctive Culinary Arts program, associate students participate in a week-long, tuition-paid gastronomic tour of France. They explore the charm of French villages and some of the finest dining in Europe. Best of all, they have the opportunity to study with international professionals in the hospitality and culinary fields.


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Our Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts program has the perfect balance of kitchen training and business development courses to prepare you for a career as a chef and/or restaurateur.

Learn the Art and Presentation of fine dining, refine your taste in The Chef’s Palate, and express your creativity in Freestyle Cooking. On the business side, our Applied Marketing, Menu Planning, and Hospitality Design classes will enable you to take what you’ve learned about foodservice and develop your own restaurant or hotel concept. Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree may seek upper-level positions in the kitchen or other areas of foodservice. Possible positions include sous chef, chef de partie, and foodservice manager.

Here’s a sneak preview of our Culinary Arts Bachelor Curriculum. Students in our associate degree program may submit our  Bachelor of Science Degree Application.

tuition-paid travel

Every bachelor’s student receives the rewarding opportunity to go on an eight-day tour of England. On their journey, students take in the country’s rich history and sights, enjoy English cuisine at esteemed restaurants, and interact with some of England’s most respected leaders in the culinary and hospitality fields.