A.A.S. in Culinary Arts – Accelerated

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A.A.S. in Culinary Arts – Accelerated

Many of our students discover their true passion for food and foodservice later in life, after they’ve already earned an undergraduate degree or spent significant time in other industries. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, this fast-track program enables you to earn a two-year degree in only five quarters.* Students receive the same depth of culinary education as they do in the traditional associate degree program, without repeating general education requirements they have completed at other colleges.

To learn more about Kendall’s accelerated associate in culinary arts degree program, just fill out the short contact form at the bottom of the page.

 

Degree Requirements

These courses are fundamental to the associate in culinary arts program:

  • Foundations of Professional Cooking I and II – Learn essential knife skills, food safety, seasonings, art of sauce and soups and food pairings. Cultivate a refined palate to detect nuances and shifts in taste.
  • Nutritional Cooking – Learn nutrition concepts and apply them directly into the kitchen. Covered within each week—from a chef’s perspective—are topics like weight management, food labeling, food allergies, digestion, diabetes and heart disease. Contemporary ethical food issues will be addressed through cooking for vegetarian, vegan and religious dietary menus.
  • Prep, Fire, Plate – This course challenges students to apply the concepts and techniques learned in prior classes to demonstrate their skills. This course will further teach students how to work in an organized manner under pressure and prepare students to cook with urgency and accuracy.
  • Professional Growth and Development I, II, III – Designed to achieve two aspects of the industry, professional growth and development. Students will take a practical assessment on skills obtained in their foundational courses and receive feedback to the professional growth of the program compared to industry benchmarks.

 

For a full list of courses offered in this program, see the Kendall course catalog.


*Time to completion may vary and is dependent on the student’s course load and successful completion of the courses.

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Required Courses

  • KCUL 100 Sanitation
    1 Credits
  • KBPA 100 Foundations of Baking
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 111 Foundations of Professional Cooking I
    5 Credits
  • KCUL 115, KCUL 125, and KCUL 155 Professional Growth and Development I, II, and III
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 120 Nutritional Cooking
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 121 Foundations of Professional Cooking II
    5 Credits
  • KCUL 131 Breakfast Cookery
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 135 Café Production
    5 Credits
  • KCUL 136 Food Ethics
    2 Credits
  • KCUL 141 Garde Manger
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 145 Advanced Methods of Cooking
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 146 Foodservice Purchasing
    2 Credits
  • KCUL 151 Prep, Fire, Plate
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 156 Financial Management
    5 Credits
  • KCUL 161 Banquets and Catering
    3 Credits
  • KCUL 164 Dining Room Service
    5 Credits
  • KCUL 165 Dining Room Production
    5 Credits
  • KCUL 166 Supervision in Foodservice
    2 Credits
  • KCUL 175 Culinary Internship
    4 Credits

 

Total Credits 

65

For a full list of courses offered in this program, see our course catalog.

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