Cabrillo College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program provides the student with basic culinary food preparation and service, advanced a la carte and buffet food production and service, as well as food service management training for the industry. Cabrillo College offers both a Certificate of Proficiency and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.
The Certificate of Achievement is a 36 unit program which is designed to qualify the student for entry-level employment in areas of cooking, baking or food service management. The Associate in Science (AS) Degree can be earned in two years by completing the core certificate courses plus general education requirements and electives to total 60 units.
Skills Certificates and Certificates of Completion are also available for short-term, focused study.
The Cabrillo College Culinary Arts Department operates a restaurant and catering business on campus, located in the historic Sesnon House.
Any dish that a trained culinarian creates can be a work of art in both taste and visual appeal. The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management curriculum is designed not only to train individuals how to prepare food in a creative fashion, but also to plan menus, calculate food costs, purchase, and manage personnel. Upon completion of the program, the student will know basic food science and nutrition, hospitality skills, beverage operation, and sanitation procedures in the food service kitchen.