Culinary Arts

If you have a passion for food, the Culinary Arts program is both exciting and challenging. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art kitchen, facilities.

Career Information

The hospitality industry is the nation's largest private sector employer. More than two million jobs are expected to be added through 2016. If you are friendly and energetic, creative, self-motivated, a problem solver and a hands-on participant, then you may be right for a career within this industry.

Culinary Arts graduates become chefs in major restaurants or start their own businesses. Typical salaries include the following:

  • Executive Chef: $73,400
  • Sous Chef: $42,300

Degree and Certificate

College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Culinary Arts and a certificate in Culinary Arts. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.

 

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Gainful Employment Information

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Contact Information


Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
(630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
(630) 942-2059

Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-3223

David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-2868

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

Visiting Chef Series

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Visiting Chef Series Features Arun Sampanthavivat

Chef Arun Sampanthavivat, executive chef and owner of the nationally renowned Arun's Thai Restaurant in Chicago, recently prepared a five-course meal for area college supporters during the inaugural "Visiting Chef Series" at Waterleaf restaurant.

3+1 Program

COD and Roosevelt University 3+1 Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management for students with an AAS in Culinary Arts