The Culinary Arts program at Lake Tahoe Community College represents both traditional and contemporary approaches to culinary arts education. It is our goal to prepare individuals for rewarding careers in the food service profession while serving the food service industry by providing a trained and knowledgeable work force.
Certificates of achievement are designed for those employed or seeking employment in the Culinary Arts as well as for the food enthusiast. They are intended to advance the skills and knowledge acquired through the completion of the Employable Skills Certificate. Each one is designed to provide the student with subject knowledge and skill-set that is focused within an important area of the Culinary Arts. The certificates are industry-related in that they can either lead to employment within the Culinary Arts industry or enhance opportunities and knowledge for those who are currently employed within the industry. They can also be part of a program of advanced study wherein a combination of the Foundations of Cooking and Foundations of Baking and Pastry can lead to a degree in Culinary Arts.
The Associate degree in Culinary Arts can be accomplished through the completion of both the Foundations of Cooking and the Foundations of Baking and Pastry certificates of achievement and general education requirements plus the requisite number of electives.