It is the mission of the Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science Degree at Lenoir Community College to promote student success by providing a culinary education with a management component with emphasis on culinary fundamentals that will build culinary skill, knowledge, self-confidence, and pride. Graduates will gain the experience and knowledge that will lead to professional culinary careers.
The goal of the Culinary Arts program is to provide a structured curriculum that graduates students who possess the fundamental culinary, nutrition, basic management knowledge and technical skills necessary to obtain qualified employment in the food service industry. The Culinary Arts program expects graduates to display and promote a working knowledge of safe sanitation practices; stress the importance of human safety and well-being; and possess the skills and knowledge that will enable them to achieve success.
- Graduates of the Culinary Arts AAS program will be proficient in in-depth culinary technical tasks competencies.
- Graduates of the Culinary Arts AAS program will be able to apply critical thinking skills in food service environments.
- Graduates of the Culinary Arts AAS program will be able to demonstrate sanitation practices in compliance with state and federal regulations.