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.
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.
- Academic Information for Culinary Arts A.A.S. Degree
- College of DuPage Student Planning Worksheet for the A.A.S. Degree
- Academic Information for Culinary Arts Certificate
- Course Descriptions
- Financial Aid Scholarships
Gainful Employment Information
View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.
Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
ACF Student Competition
College of DuPage hosted the American Culinary Federation student competition this year. Could team COD rise up to the challenge and finally reach first place, moving them to the next round? Watch to see if their story will have an abrupt ending.... or a happy beginning.
COD and Roosevelt University 3+1 Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management for students with an AAS in Culinary Arts
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60137 (630) 942-2800
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