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Culinary Arts Program


Michael Johnson

(208) 732-6381

Program Overview

The Culinary Arts program is a technical program resulting in an Associate of Applied Science. This program provides culinary and hospitality education designed to prepare students for the many positions in the hospitality industry. Students will gain skills and knowledge in food preparation, nutrition, menu planning, sanitation, equipment operation, inventory control, purchasing, and front-of-the-house customer service skills.


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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts program, a student will be able to:

  1. To educate and train a culinarian who can immediately perform at entry level in a professional work environment.
  2.  Learn and effectively practice basic and advanced technical skills in food preparation and service.
  3. Understand the principles and practice of food safety, sanitation, identification, nutrition, purchasing and supervisory management in the foodservice industry.
  4. Gain experience in the proper use and maintenance of professional food service equipment.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professionalism to function effectively in a diverse and global organizational environment.
  6. Gain an appreciation for the history, evolution, and cultural diversity of culinary arts.

Sample Career Opportunities:

  • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation
  • Serving Workers

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

Gainful Employment

The following majors are included in this program:

This information provided in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about Gainful Employment can be found at