Culinary and Bakeshop Academy

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of a program:

  • Chefs and Head Cooks $34,191-56,218
  • Restaurant Cooks $21,347-27,728
  • Private Household Cooks, Certified Personal Chefs $27,794-60,502
  • First-line Supervisors, Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers $22,681-36,304
  • Bakers $17,264-30,202

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

Culinary Arts

600 hours. Complete in 24 to 36 weeks.
Courses are separated into six modules. Learn the basic principles of cooking, theory, food prep, safe food handling, and even how to make perfect pastry. Plus, you’ll practice developing menus and managing food costs, to give you a good understanding of the restaurant business. This program is hands-on in an industrial kitchen area from day one. Classes are free. Materials fee is $425 for books, uniform and supplies. Mandatory orientation required prior to enrollment.

Advanced Culinary Arts

200 hours. Students attend 25 hours per week for 8 weeks.
As an exploration into Current Cuisine and Restaurant Operations that gives students a foundation in molecular gastronomy and culinary/food and beverage management. Farm-to-Table Cuisine and Front-End Restaurant Operations help students learn the fundamentals and principles relevant to this industry. This program is offered during summer semester.

Requires completion of two courses:
FDNT 683 Advanced Culinary Arts I
FDNT 684 Advanced Culinary Arts II

Professional Bakeshop

216 hours. Complete in 18-36 weeks.
Develop professional skills and prepare for employment in the baking and pastry industries. Instruction includes theory and hands-on production; industry safety and sanitation guidelines, in-depth analysis of baking tools, ingredients, and measurement. Requires completion of two courses (FDNT 627 and FDNT 628). Classes are free. Materials fee is $135 for food and supplies. Enroll anytime in class.


Food Preparation for Health Care Professionals is also offered. Please see Health Career Training for program information.