When enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program at the Culinary Arts Institute at Los Angeles Mission College, there are both the Associate in Arts Degree Program and Certificate programs you can choose from. Most courses at our Culinary Arts Program are acceptable for credit toward a Bachelor's Degree at four-year universities. Completion of either the certificate, Associate in Arts Degree, or transfer program will provide a solid foundation upon which to build a life-long career.
These programs prepare students to enter the culinary arts industry as prep cooks, line cooks, sous chefs, waiters, restaurant managers, and cafe managers. In these positions, employees are required to prepare entrees, create menus, requisition supplies, supervise employees, manage equipment, maintain varied records, coordinate data with accountants and others in the organization, and serve as a liaison between senior management and employees. Always consult an LAMC college counselor for information on graduation requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates should be able to:
- Establishing and maintain safety and sanitation procedures
- Prepare standardized recipes using a variety of cooking techniques which meet industry quality standards
- Prepare a variety of American Regional and International recipes utilizing the correct techniques, ingredients and equipment which meet industry quality standards
- Describe and perform tasks related to common business practices in the culinary industry, including inventory, menu planning, cost control, and food purchasing
- Describe the principles of food and beverage management.
- Define and articulate the core values of the culinary professional.
- Seek entry-level positions in commercial and institutional food service settings.