Culinary Arts

Do you have a passion for food? Wherever the path might lead you, our dedicated staff and chefs will guide you toward your culinary goal.

What is Culinary Art?

WKCTC can turn that passion into a career which might include working in a restaurant, hotel, cruise ship or catering business; or even working as a personal chef. Wherever the path might lead you, our dedicated staff of educators and chefs will guide you toward your culinary goal.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$46,594
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low: $33k med: $47k high: $71k

What are my career choices?

This program has many options for those seeding entry-level jobs in the Culinary and food service field and for those wishing to enhance their skills to prepare for advancement. Students find career opportunities in Restaurant Management, Health Care Facilities, Catering, State Park Resorts, School Cafeterias, just to name a few.

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?

Degrees

Diplomas

Certificates

Length of Program

Students must complete between 64-70 hours to obtain the Associate in Applied Science degree in their particular option. The diplomas require between 36-39 credit hours while the certificates require between 6-15 credit hours.

Admission Requirements

There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Patrick A. Fletcher
Culinary Arts
Program Coordinator
270.534.3429
patrick.fletcher@kctcs.edu

Culinary Art Handbook