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Welcome to the

Culinary Arts Program!

Let's Eat!

The Culinary Arts program at Kingsborough Community College is a comprehensive training program designed for successful entry into the creative, high-paced workplaces of the food industry. We offer two programs to set you on your career path:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts—a 60 credit (2 year) college degree, including over 600 hours of hands-on kitchen classes and internship.

Certificate in Culinary Arts and Food Management—a one-year certificate designed for students who already have a college degree in another field.


For more info on the food program, contact the Director of the Culinary Arts Program, Chef Smyth at: tsmyth@kingsborough.edu or call the Tourism and Hospitality Department at: 718-368-5143 

Culinary Arts Program  Culinary Arts Faculty 

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Distinctive program features include:

  • A real-world internship in a professional kitchen.
  • Real college credit transferable within and beyond CUNY.
  • Special topics courses (change each time) with guest chefs on topics of interest such as chocolate making, regional cuisine from around the world, butchery, and culinary competition preparation.
  • An on-campus learning restaurant where you learn to work in the kitchen and dining room of a fine dining restaurant in a safe, mentored environment.
  • A capstone experience in culinary improvisation and creativity—learning cooking by method rather than by recipe.
  • A student catering firm—full-time students can earn money by catering events on campus.
  • A food product development incubator—students can use college kitchens to develop a food business.
  • Eligibility for industry certifications from the National Restaurant Association (ServSafe, ServSafe Alcohol, ManageFirst), American Culinary Federation (Certified Culinarian) and New York City Department of Health (Certified Food Handler)
  • The benefits of being a student at a major university: libraries, clubs, performances, athletic teams, career services, student services.

Upon graduation students enter the workplace or transfer to a baccalaureate institution.



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