Culinary Degrees

Meant to give students a shot at the top of the field, degree programs are designed to provide a comprehensive culinary education that leads to management and leadership positions.

If you see yourself as the one making menu decisions, running a tight gourmet kitchen in a 5-star hotel, hiring and firing, or even starting your own high end restaurant, a degree in the culinary arts would be a good fit for you.

What do Degree Programs Do?

More extensive than certificate or diploma programs, degree programs encourage students to think on their feet, take leadership roles, assess risks, plan budgets, make the tough decisions and do the other myriad things that go into the running of the business of feeding people, while maintaining the quality of the food and service.

While certificates and diplomas guarantee the technical skills for a few selected positions in the kitchen, degrees take into account everything about the culinary and hospitality fields – the service, the ambiance, the nutrition, the wine pairings, the menu selection…just about anything that goes into the dining experience, and then some.

Degree programs also teach students the business side of the culinary arts, and give them the skills to manage the people – from servers to chefs – that work there. Depending on the degree, students also learn how to deal with the public, vendors, investors and even the government as a result of the program.

Of course, the core ingredient of the industry – the food – is an essential part of the training. Degree programs give students in-depth training in food preparation, from basics to any specialty toward which the student finds themselves inclined. The result, ideally, is an individual who knows and can perform the functions of everyone from the wait staff to the head chef.

Which Degree is Right for Me?

Your choice of degree is limited only by how high you want to shoot. Associate degrees in restaurant management will get you started on the road towards potentially running your own place. You will learn the basic business and customer service skills, as well as management methods to operate your own eatery, as well as the food handling and service techniques necessary to run a good restaurant.

Bachelors degrees will broaden the scope of the skills learned to obtain an Associate degree to give you more options. You may learn different kinds of cuisine, or different styles of service. You might enhance your communications skills to deal with a larger segment of the public. You could even learn a new language or head into a specialty.

Master’s degrees are for the truly ambitious, teaching more complex critical thinking skills that can elevate the restaurant to a world-class venue. The stakes are high at the top, so advanced strategies are taught, interpersonal skills are enhanced, knowledge of financial operations are studied. Graduates with this degree will have the skills to start, run and grow high-end establishments, create a brand and market it, even go international.

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.

Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependents. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.
Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

  • Melbourne
  • Sarasota
  • Tallahassee
  • Associate of Science in Culinary Arts
  • Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts

Florida Technical College

We pride ourselves in providing students with an exceptional learning experience through individualized instruction and subject-focused training. At FTC, all classes are limited in size to ensure personalized attention. Small class sizes allow students to obtain the hands-on training needed to feel confident in their abilities. Our individualized approach to learning is also subject-focused. Most students take one course a month which allows you to focus your energy on mastering one subject before moving on to the next.

  • Kissimmee
  • Culinary Arts
  • Baking and Pasterleria

Platt College

Who we are

Platt College has been providing education and career training in Oklahoma for over 30 years. Our focus is on helping individuals gain the knowledge and skill they need to qualify for the careers they want.

In an ever-changing workforce, employers are seeking candidates that have relevant training and can make an immediate impact to their business. Platt College, through an engaged dialogue with local employers, understands this and provides relevant career training to give our graduates the edge they need.

What we’re about

At Platt College, it’s about you. From enrollment to graduation and beyond our focus is on your success. We begin by learning about you, what interests you, what your ambitions are and, working together, we help you build a plan that will turn your dream of real career options into a reality. If you are looking for career education and hands-on training that makes sens, contact Platt College today. We could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Because we are focused on your success!

At Platt College, you are surrounded with a team that believes in you, and works together with you for your success. With a variety of career training programs available, we can help you get on the path to a new and better career.

While there are many technical and career schools in Oklahoma to choose from, we think you will see why Platt College has been the career school of choice in Oklahoma for over 30 years.

Available Programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Culinary Arts
  • Pastry Arts
  • Hospitality & Restaurant Management
  • Nursing – Associate of Science
  • Practical Nursing – PN
  • Nursing-Bachelor of Science

Programs vary by location

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

Platt College – OKC Central
309 S. Ann Arbor
Oklahoma City, OK 73128
(Branch of Platt College Tulsa, OK Campus)

Platt College – Lawton
112 SW 11th Street
Lawton, OK 73501
(Branch of Platt College Tulsa, OK Campus)

Platt College – Moore
201 N. Eastern
Moore, OK 73160
(Branch of Platt College Tulsa, OK Campus)

Platt College – OKC North
2727 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
(Branch of Platt College Tulsa, OK Campus)

Platt College – Tulsa
3801 S. Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74145

Accreditation/State Approvals Platt College campuses in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Moore, and Tulsa are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Associate of Science in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Programs are accredited through the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care program, Platt College, Moore Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Private and Vocational Schools. Nursing programs at Platt College are approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Member of: American Association of Medical Personnel Better Business Bureau International Association of Culinary Professionals James Beard Culinary Foundation Library & Internet Resources Network (LIRN) Making the Grade National Restaurant Association OKC Chamber of Commerce Oklahoma Nurses Association Oklahoma Restaurant Association

*Credentials may vary depending on campus.

  • OKC North
  • Culinary Arts - AS