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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

The culinary arts curriculum provides students with the knowledge and basic skills required to be successful in the culinary industry. As an American Culinary Federation (ACF) accredited program, the culinary programs at Virginia Western offers graduating students the opportunity to receive Certified Culinarian and Certified Pastry Culinarian certifications before graduating. Our students experience hands-on lab work, combined with informative lectures and field trips. These programs prepare students to enter the workforce at differing levels such as: baker, line cook, pantry cook, pastry cook, and sous chef. With successful work experience, students will be able to become head cooks and chefs.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees  
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs are designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce. Some programs may be able to transfer to four-year institutions with which we have agreements.

Culinary Arts

Career Studies Certificates  
A Career Studies Certificate is a program of study of less than one year in length in an occupational area.

Baking & Pastry
Cake Production & Decorating (Fast Track)
Culinary Arts
Professional Catering

Fast-Track Certifications  
Fast-track programs offer credit and non-credit courses for business and industry training, retraining and certifications, as well as courses for community and personal enrichment.

ServSafe Food Safety Training for Managers