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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Curriculum & Requirements

The culinary arts curriculum at Kendall College is designed to give you an exhaustive knowledge of the skills necessary to build a successful culinary career. No matter which degree you choose, you will be armed with expertise and experience in our innovative and practical culinary courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts, Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, and the Accelerated Associate Degree all have varying culinary degree requirements. The time it will take you to complete your education will range depending on which degree you pursue. However, many of the culinary courses you take will be the same, including some of these staple cooking courses.

  • CUL111: Intro to Professional Cookery – Master chefs in training must first learn the fundamentals of culinary preparation. Students will learn essential knife skills, delve into the topic of food safety, and cultivate a refined palate to detect subtle nuances and shifts in taste. Seasonings, food pairings and other applicable skills are taught in this introductory class.
  • CUL112: Intro to Stocks, Sauces and Soups – The application and implementation of sauces into your cuisine is truly an art. In this course students are immersed in global sauces to discover the range of salsas, oils, chutneys, relishes, dressings and oils at their disposal. Soups and bisques are also explored in this first-year course.
  • CUL127: Breakfast Production – The “most important meal of the day” accounts for over 30% of meals eaten in a restaurant. Prepare for the professional kitchen by mastering crêpe preparation, egg cookery and soufflé technique. Expand your knowledge of grains and legumes, and discover breakfast meat alternatives and best griddle practices.
  • CUL142: Fine Dining Service – Fine dining relies on proper presentation and etiquette in a fast-paced, demanding environment. This class teaches fine dining techniques and outlines wine service, tableside cooking and salesmanship in a fine dining atmosphere. The culinary arts curriculum at Kendall teaches skillsets like fine dining service to create prepared professionals.
  • CUL345: Introduction to Beer, Wine and Spirits: Through an introduction of grape varietals you’ll explore the full wine spectrum to develop keen food pairings in the restaurant setting. Learn about responsible alcohol service and how to identify and produce spirits and beer. This course demonstrates several beverage service methods and educates students on the legal aspects of serving alcohol in the foodservice industry.

To view the current academic catalog for the upcoming semester, click here. If you have any questions regarding our culinary arts courses simply email

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