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Associate in Culinary Arts

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Online / distance program

Program description

Associate in Culinary Arts

If work in a restaurant, catering service or dining hall is on your menu, serve up a delicious career for yourself with Gateway’s Culinary Arts associate degree. Our hands-on training in a state-of-the-art kitchen under the direction of an expert chef will prepare you with skills in purchasing, food prep, sanitation and dining room operation. From the kitchen to the accounting books, you’ll get a full taste of every aspect of restaurant operations.

Culinary Arts places emphasis on food purchasing, specialty food preparation, dining room operation, and quantity food preparation sanitation. In addition to the business aspects of restaurant operations, this program includes extensive hands-on preparation of different foods. Students completing the program are certified in sanitation and qualified for employment as cafeteria managers, restaurant cooks, concession managers, and specialty cooks.

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Basic Baking Techniques
  • Culinary Skills I
  • Food Service Supervision
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Short Order Deli
  • Computers for Professionals
  • Culinary Skills II
  • English Composition 1
  • Garde Manger
  • Menu Planning Purchasing Cost Control
  • Nutrition
  • Accounting for Business
  • Catering/Banquets
  • Ethics: Theory & Applications, Intro to
  • International Buffets
  • Oral/interpersonal Communication
  • Economics
  • Fine Dining
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Sociology, Introduction to

Tuition fees

The cost per semester is $2,700.

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Culinary Arts Associate Degree Program should be able to:

  • Apply principles of safety and sanitation in food service operations.
  • Apply principles of nutrition.
  • Demonstrate culinary skills.
  • Manage food service operations.
  • Plan menus.
  • Analyze food service financial information.
  • Relate food service operations to sustainability.

Career opportunities

  • Kitchen Manager
  • Head Chef
  • Banquet Chef

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About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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Contact info

Gateway Technical College

3520 - 30th Avenue
WI 53144 Kenosha
United States of America

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