If you have a passion for food, the Culinary Arts program is both exciting and challenging. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art kitchen and facilities.
Degree and Certificate
College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Culinary Arts and a certificate in Culinary Arts. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.
- Academic Information for Culinary Arts A.A.S. Degree
- College of DuPage Student Planning Worksheet for the A.A.S. Degree
- Academic Information for Culinary Arts Certificate
- Course Descriptions
The hospitality industry is the nation's largest private sector employer. More than two million jobs are expected to be added through 2016. If you are friendly and energetic, creative, self-motivated, a problem solver and a hands-on participant, then you may be right for a career within this industry.
Culinary Arts graduates become chefs in major restaurants or start their own businesses. Typical salaries include the following:
- Executive Chef: $73,400
- Sous Chef: $42,300
Gainful Employment Information
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Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator, (630) 942-2359
Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist, (630) 942-2502
David Kramer, Chair, Associate Professor, Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts, (630) 942-2868
Tim Meyers, Chair, Professor, Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts, (630) 942-3223
Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048