Blending food science, food technology and the culinary arts, Culinology is an emerging discipline that prepares students for work in the research and development sector of the food industry. Research chefs and test kitchens rely on culinology in creating safer, more consistent food products.

In addition to learning experiences related to product development, culinary sciences, food chemistry, food microbiology, sensory science, food processing, foods, and food service management.The program incorporates other elements of food product development, such as business management, nutrition, processing technology, and government regulations, to name a few.  


Contact Information

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

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

Tim Meyers, Coordinator, Professor, Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts
(630) 942-3223

Art, Communications and Hospitality Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2048


  • Spotlight: Student Spotlight: Lucy Montalbano

    Lucy MontalbanoCulinology

    “COD offers a brilliant, affordable program that is the marvel of other schools for both its convenience and excellence. Personally, I feel that the instructors and chefs really work with you and help you in your studies. I’ve heard many times throughout my classes that we can always learn something new. The instructors here are marvelous and you can see that they really want to help you succeed. I have enjoyed my time at COD immensely and urge others to consider it.”

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