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Culinary Arts

Do you have a passion for food? Wherever the path might lead you, our dedicated staff and chefs will guide you toward your culinary goal.

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What is Culinary Arts?

Future chefs in this program have their eyes opened to the creative and delectable world of culinary arts. From aspects of proper cooking, Culinary Arts program students are exposed to all aspects of proper cooking, food preparation, and kitchen management, to advanced techniques required to work in the world s finest dining establishments, these students master a wide array of skill sets. Cooking activities include the preparation and cooking of cuisines from around the world, as well as specialized techniques in creating food art and presentation. As part of all high-quality culinary program, students must master sanitation practices; properly use of cooking tools and equipment; and safe management of raw materials, ingredients, production processes, quality control processes, and supply costs analysis.

What are my career choices?

The Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare you for careers in the culinary arts, food and beverage management, restaurant management, catering, institutional food service, and as professional chefs.

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

Culinary Arts Professional Development Certificate: 12 Total credit hours Requirements
Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Certificate: 16 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Food and Beverage Management Certificate: 31-34 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Culinary Arts Certificate: 32-36 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Advanced Food and Beverage Management Certificate: 43-45 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Culinary Arts Diploma: 48-53 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Food and Beverage Management Diploma: 49-54 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Culinary Arts AAS - Food and Beverage Management Track: 61-66 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements; however progression in the Culinary Arts program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

Institutional Accreditation

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website(

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Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

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Tammy Inscoe

Culinary Arts


(270) 901-4352