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-focused 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 dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training

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.

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

Remington College

At Remington College, we offer a variety of educational programs.

While no reputable school can guarantee employment after graduation, our programs are designed with an emphasis on helping students to prepare for entry-level employment in various career fields.

This combination of traditional teaching methods along with practical classroom experience provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice their knowledge and skills.

Not sure which program is right for you? Remington College understands that choosing a career path can be stressful for some students. That’s why we have admissions staff available to students in order to help them find an area of study that is right for them.

Some programs that may be available in your area:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Why choose Remington College?

  • Small class sizes
  • Day or evening classes available in select programs
  • Career focused educational programs
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

Simply fill out the form to receive more information about Remington College.

  • Memphis
  • Culinary Skills Essentials

Sullivan University

Sullivan University is a private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. At Sullivan University, we focus on in-demand programs that lead to successful careers. Whether you’re a high school student considering college for the first time, an adult returning to school or someone seeking professional development, you’ll be surprised at the variety and range of alternatives Sullivan University offers. We offer programs designed to fit into your life, whether you prefer day, evening or online classes – or some combination – we work hard to help you get what you need. We offer everything from certificates and diplomas to advanced degrees, so no matter what your timeline may be, we have the program to fit. Since our founding over fifty years ago, the goal of Sullivan University has been to prepare students for success, and over the decades, we’ve built up an impressive record in achieving that goal. Our course offerings have continually evolved to meet the real, practical needs of the business world and our work continues even after a student has graduated, with unlimited employment assistance to help graduates find jobs nationwide. Find out what makes Sullivan the right fit for you!

Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

  • Louisville
  • Lexington
  • Associate of Science in Culinary Arts
  • Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Professional Cook Career Diploma