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Culinary Arts Management

Culinary Arts Management


A.A. Culinary Arts Management
A.A. Restaurant and Food Service Entrepreneurship

Certificates of Achievement

Cooking and Supervision Program Disclosure
School Foodservice Specialist Program Disclosure

Certificate of Proficiency

Basic Culinary Services

Program Description

This program provides professional training for employment in commercial culinary service operations. Courses begin at entry-level training; advanced courses are designed for working professionals as well as full-time degree students.

The program includes coursework in culinary arts, baking and pastry, food purchasing, culinary sanitation, nutrition, marketing, legal control and financial analysis. Students will apply those skills with hands-on training in the campus cafeteria.

Sanitation training is offered as an integral part of each certificate and degree, and is certified by the National Restaurant Association as well as the Sacramento County Environmental Health Division.

A Management Development Diploma is also available from the National Restaurant Association by taking eight (8) culinary arts courses at CRC. Contact the area dean or instructional staff for more information.

Career Opportunities

  • Culinary Manager
  • Culinary Supervisor
  • Cook
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Waiter / Waitress
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Caterer
  • Foodservice Worker
  • Baker
  • Community Nutrition Specialist
  • School Foodservice Specialist


  • Hands-on experience in all aspects of commercial culinary services through campus cafeteria and catering activities
  • Professional Management Development Diploma from the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association
  • State-of-the-art technology in a commercial kitchen facility and instructional laboratory
  • Curriculum developed in collaboration with Sacramento employers in restaurants, schools, hospitals, and grocery stores
  • Flexible class scheduling designed to meet the needs of working adults
  • Faculty qualified as "Certified Hospitality Educators"
  • Certificates for specialists in community nutrition and school foodservice

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see