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Culinary Arts

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 68
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Chefs and cooks prepare a variety of foods in many different environments, from preparation of a la carte (prepared to order) to banquets for hundreds of people. Responsibilities include sanitation, maintaining an accounting inventory control system, estimating the amount of food needed, purchasing food supplies and planning menus. Nutritional aspects of healthy cooking are increasingly incorporated into the chef's menu.

The Culinary Arts AAS Degree and Culinary Arts Diploma programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation's Accrediting Commission (ACFEF).

This program prepares students for careers in the food service industry. Courses on food preparation, use of supplies and equipment, safety and sanitation, bakery products, service areas, inventory control and storeroom procedures.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102

Labor Market Information

  • Private Household Cooks

  • Median wage: $12.77/hour
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Chefs and Head Cooks

  • Median wage: $20.16/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Restaurant Cooks

  • Median wage: $11.71/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Institution and Cafeteria Cooks

  • Median wage: $13.66/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
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