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Culinary Management 201​7-1​8

Non Certificate/Degree Area of Study

Culinary Management

Simmering with entrepreneurial spirit? By taking courses in culinary management, you can take the first step toward becoming a restaurant or catering business owner or manager; a sommelier; or a personal chef, to name just a few options. Classes explore food and culture, hospitality law, restaurant design, and wine and spirits. 

Earn credits that may count toward an associate degree or transfer to a four-year college. The culinary arts associate degree program provides the skills necessary to enter food service occupations at advanced levels. The technical portion of the curriculum prepares students in quality food preparation, advanced food preparation, cost control, portion control, quantity baking, quantity pastry, advanced pastry, meat cutting, garde manger, dining room operation and classical cooking techniques. Food purchasing and storage functions, menu formulation, terminology, and decorative culinary skills are also covered. 

This program contains some courses restricted to students officially admitted to this program. Additionally, CAP 102, Culinary Sanitation or proof of current ServSafe certification as well as CAP 103, Introduction to Professional Cooking Skills and Techniques are pre-program requirements. The college requirements portion of the curriculum is vital to students’ development. 

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.


There is currently no certificate or degree program offered in ​Culinary Management. Some or all of the courses listed below may be required/recommended or applied toward a certificate or degree program in another area of study. These courses may also be taken for personal or professional interest or for transfer to a four-year college or university. 

Culinary Arts

Learn from Renowned Chefs in State-of-the-Art Kitchens


Our Program

  • Nationally recognized program
  • Certified Master and Executive Chefs on Faculty
  • One of the most advanced teaching kitchens in the country

What can I earn?*

  • Director of Dining Services: $59,662
  • Nutrition Services Director: $84,276
  • Hospitality Manager: $46,260
  • Assistant Brewers: $25,000-$30,000
  • Brewmasters: $34,000
  • Chef: $42,480
  • Cook: $30,120
  • Food and Beverage Manager: $54,850
  • Food Service Manager: $47,960
  • Baker: $30,920
  • Pastry Chef: $34,750

*Median salary according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Studying culinary arts at Schoolcraft College will give you the knowledge and hands-on experience to needed in preparing for a career in this growing field. Our experienced chefs and state-of-the-art kitchen and dining facilities also provide a real-world learning atmosphere.

Educational Options

Schoolcraft College offers five certificate and degree options in the Culinary Arts area:

Brewing and Distillation Technology Certificate

This program is intended for those who are interested in starting a career in brewing, expanding their current brewing knowledge and practice, or considering opening a brewpub or microbrewery.

Culinary and Dietary Operations Management BS

The Bachelor of Science degree is geared towards students with culinary experience who are interested in earning a degree that will prepare them for management positions in the food and nutrition industries.

Culinary Arts AAS

This provides the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain advanced-level positions in the restaurant and food-service industries.

Culinary Arts Certificate

This option provides the culinary foundation courses that prepare students for immediate entry in the workplace.

Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate

The certificate program provides students with skills and a foundation to begin a career in baking and pastry including restaurant or hotel kitchens.




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