Culinary Arts

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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Our general culinary arts degree prepares students for a promising career as professional culinarians by supplying them with the knowledge and skills necessary to not only be successful in the kitchen, but also in the board room. This degree couples a broad range culinary education with business and management courses to ensure that graduates have what it takes to be a BOSS!!!


Program Details


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate good personal and workplace hygiene practices. 
  • Identify duties of management in foodservice operations. 
  • Demonstrate volume production of classical French knife cuts (i.e., julienne, chiffonade, batonnet, etc.). 
  • Describe the role each of the seven classes of nutrients play in the human body. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the proper placement of  common kitchen equipment used in institutional kitchens.

Students completing this degree must also complete curriculum requirements aligned with General Education Student Learning Outcomes.

What You Can Do

Upon successfully completion of this degree, students will have skills to work in the following fields:

  • AAS Culinary Arts
  • AAS Dietary and Nutritional Management
  • AAS Restaurant and Culinary Operations
  • Prep Cooks Certificate
  • Basic Cooking Certificate
  • Advanced Cooking Certificate
  • Culinary Management Certificate

Culinary Arts Faculty

Robert Rhymes

Robert Rhymes

Assistant Professor Culinary Arts

Contact Us

Robert Rhymes

Assistant Professor Culinary Arts

Phone  |  618-545-3311

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Fine Arts, A 202C2


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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