Skagit Valley College

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management

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Celebrity Chefs, Iron Chefs, Food Network shows—everywhere you look today, the public is excited about culinary arts. As this excitement grows, so does the food industry. Trained, qualified chefs are in demand and the Skagit Valley College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is the place to prepare you for this emergent industry.

  • Program Options

    The Culinary Arts program is among the few culinary programs accepted by the prestigious American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). Course content emphasizing 'hands-on' lab work and a variety of flexible teaching techniques are designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Emphasis is placed on the necessity for the modern culinary professional to understand global food trends and international flavor principles in a working environment sensitive to cultural and general differences.

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management pro­gram will be able to:

    • Meet skill standards of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and eligibility to obtain certification as a Certified Culinarian or Certified Pastry Culinarian.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, intercultural apprecia­tion, technical and information literacy skills.
    • Understand and demonstrate knowledge in applied math, food cost, labor cost, menu pricing and inventory controls.
    • Understand and apply safety and sanitation procedures in compli­ance with national standards.
    • Understand and demonstrate basic and advance cooking tech­niques, knife skills and cooking procedures.
    • Meet social science, humanities, written communication, and quantitative reasoning distribution area outcomes.
    • Understand and demonstrate basic and advance baking and pas­try techniques, weights and measurements and standard recipe execution.
  • Costs, Financing & Success

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Dani Cox
Co-Department Chair

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Gilbert Rodriguez Ortiz
Co-Department Chair

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Lyn Highet
Food Services Manager

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The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management ATA degree program is certified by the American Culinary Federation. To learn more, visit the ACF website at: