Culinary Arts

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Culinary Arts AAS degree prepares graduates to work in a commercial kitchen including restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias, delis, hospitals and other specialty shops.

Students will gain skills in every facet of running a commercial restaurant as they learn basic cooking principles, terminology and food handling practices. Practical experience is provided with all stations of line cooking, inventory, daily specials production, garde mange work, sauce preparation and commercial equipment maintenance. Students will be prepared to work in a commercial kitchen of a restaurant, catering company, cafeteria, deli or other specialty shop. Students must always have a valid Washington State Health Card and Serve Safe Certificate.

This program is certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Upon graduation, students will be eligible to receive their initial ACF certifications in either culinary arts or baking arts, depending on their area of specialization.

Degrees and Certificates

Credits

Estimated
Length*

Admission

Academic
Plan

Culinary Arts AAS

107

6
quarters

Fall, Winter,
Spring, Summer

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Culinary Arts
Certificate of Proficiency

54

3
quarters

Fall, Winter,
Spring, Summer

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 *Program length is estimated. See your counselor or adviser.

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