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Culinary Arts
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The Culinary Arts Program at South Seattle College is consistently ranked among the top training programs in the country by the National Restaurant Association.  Our students not only learn to cook from savory to sweet for the modern palate, but gain skills in production, service and management to become well-rounded professionals ready to rise in the culinary field.  They consistently win awards at various state and national competitions.

The Culinary Arts division works closely with industry leaders to develop program content. Progressive, innovative instruction in production and service surroundings is the basis for the program's renowned success.

The program also operates many foodservice operations on campus, allowing the students to acquire a multitude of skills, from high volume production in our short order grill, to casual bistro dining in the Café Alki, and upscale dining in the Alhadeff Grill.

Careers
With the culinary and workplace management skills our students obtain, graduates find work in restaurants, hotels, cruise lines and resorts, pastry and specialty shops, bakery and candy companies, catering services, and institutional food service operations.  For many, the confidence and expertise gained leads to new entrepreneurs opening their own businesses.

Average Industry Salaries
Culinary Job Title              Median Annual Salary
Institutional Cook            $37,440
Sous Chef                            $44,520
Restaurant Manager      $48,533
Executive Pastry Chef    $60,480
Food Scientist                    $65,214
Executive Chef                  $69,336

Program Information
The Culinary Arts program at South Seattle College is a five and six quarter program culminating with a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree. The Pastry and Baking Arts program is a six quarter program leading to a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree. Student may choose to continue their education with two more years at South Seattle College and receive their Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management.

Banquet and Catering Degree Options
                Certificate          A A S          A A S -T
Program Outcomes          Gainful Employment

Restaurant Production Degree Options
                Certificate          A A S          A A S -T
Program Outcomes          Gainful Employment

Pastry and Baking Arts Degree Option
                Certificate          A A S          A A S -T
Program Outcomes        Gainful Employment  

 

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