Hospitality and Culinary Management

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree

Excel in creating guest experiences

You’re wondering if a career in culinary is for you. Then, you remember how your favorite dish makes you feel. Serve up that memory for guests whenever they enter your restaurant.

Start on the line and work up to being executive chef, where you can create experiences for guests in hotels, nightclubs, resorts or Michelin-starred restaurants anywhere in the world.

What can you do with a degree in Hospitality and Culinary Management?

You can stage with a chef to learn your way around a professional kitchen; get a scholarship—if needed—to transfer to a university or you can market your skills to culinary magazines and become a food stylist. Options include:

Start right away with your associate degree in roles such as:

  • line cook
  • prep cook
  • station attendant
  • caterer

With additional education or experience, you can become:

  • lead cook
  • executive chef, sous-chef, chef de cuisine
  • pastry chef
  • food service or restaurant manager


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Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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Hospitality and Culinary Management at CLC

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