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Culinary Arts

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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.

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What is Culinary Art?

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

What are my career choices?

This program has many options for those seeking 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?




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.

Field Licensure Requirements

Obtaining the Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate is a requirement for graduation. State and Federal health codes require employers to have at least one staff member per shift obtain nationally accredited certification in food safety.


The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

WKCTC Culinary Arts Program Outcomes and Success Measures

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Program Contact

Laura Farrell

Culinary Arts

Program Coordinator

(270) 534-3429

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Admission Contact

(270) 534-3435

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