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Culinary Arts Program

Culinary Arts Program

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

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Artsa 60-credit, 2-year college degree.
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts and Food Managementa one-year certificate designed for students who wish not to pursue a degree.

Distinctive program features include:

  • A real-world internship in a professional kitchen.
  • College credits transferable within and beyond CUNY.
  • The opportunity for advanced standing college credits through partner high school Culinary and Hospitality programs like KBCC College Now Culinary Arts.
  • Opportunity to Volunteer at the Société Culinaire Philanthropique's Annual Picnic in support of the Culinarians' Home Foundation.
  • An on-campus learning restaurantwhere 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 market basket-style cooking firmly rooted in training of technique and basic skills.
  • Eligibility for national, local and professional industry certifications from:
  • The National Restaurant Association (ServSafe, ServSafe Alcohol, ManageFirst)
  • the American Culinary Federation (Certified Culinarian)
  • the New York City Department of Health (Food Handler's License)

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