The Culinary Arts Institute at Los Angeles Mission College's offers quality classroom instruction from industry professionals, along with practical, hands on experience to ensure optimal skill enhancement.

With various Certificate Programs available in Culinary Arts, Professional Baking & Patisserie and Restaurant Management, the Culinary Arts Institute at LAMC is a great choice for those who are new to the industry, or are seasoned veterans wanting develop skills to stay on top of current trends. With the addition of general education courses, our certificates prepare students for entry and mid-level positions, as well as fulfill many academic transfer requirements to four-year institutions such as Cal Poly-Pomona, CSU-Long Beach, CSU-Northridge, UC Davis, New England Culinary Institute and the Culinary Institute of America. Students at the Culinary Arts Institute at LAMC benefit from theoretical studies combined with hands-on experience, internship and externships and campus foodservice operations, including fine dining service, on campus and off campus catering services.

The Culinary Arts Institute building, which is an 85,000 square foot full service, educational facility, opened in April 2011. It houses eight kitchen/classroom labs such as the Servery Cafe & Grille, Main Production Kitchen, Modular Kitchen, Bake Shop, Pastry Shop, Garde Manger Lab, Butchery Lab, and a high-tech Demonstration Lab with auditorium seating. The new kitchen/classroom labs allow students to gain the knowledge and training that will not just give them a job, but give them an exciting career. The CAI Building also houses six lecture classrooms and an exquisite Executive Fine Dining Room that provides excellent front-of-the-house (FOH) fine dining service experience for the students.

The Culinary Arts Institute is quickly becoming the most exciting and recognized college to receive excellent Culinary Arts education Southern California.

Before you check out a career in the Culinary Arts industry, check-in with the Culinary Arts Institute at Los Angeles Mission College!

Culinary Arts Programs

Area of Study Transfer Degree Degree Certificate Skill Certificate Additional Requirements
Academic Readiness C
Academic Readiness, Bilingual GED Preparation C
Baking Specialist I SC
Baking Specialist II SC
Culinary Arts AA C
Culinary Specialist I SC
Culinary Specialist II SC
Professional Baking & Patisserie C
Restaurant Management AA C SC

Contact Us


Sheila Money, Secretary, Culinary Arts
Phone: (818) 364-7756

For more information please contact the Culinary Department