Culinary Arts, AAS

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Program Intro

The Culinary Arts–A55150 curriculum provides specific training required to prepare students to assume positions as trained culinary professionals in a variety of foodservice settings including full-service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract food service, and health care facilities.

Students will be provided theoretical knowledge/practical applications that provide critical competencies to meet industry demands, including environmental stewardship, operational efficiencies, and professionalism. Courses include sanitation/safety, baking, garde-manger, culinary fundamentals/production skills, nutrition, customer service, purchasing/cost control, and human resource management.

Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES

  • CIS 111 – Basic PC Literacy
    This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use.
  • CUL 160 – Baking I
    This course covers basic ingredients, techniques, weights and measures, baking terminology, and formula calculations. Topics include yeast/chemically leavened products, laminated doughs, pastry dough batter, pies/tarts, meringue, custard, cakes and cookies, icings, glazes, and basic sauces.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • CUL 240 – Culinary Skills II
    This course is designed to further students’ knowledge of the fundamental concepts, skills, and techniques involved in basic cookery. Emphasis is placed on meat identification/fabrication, butchery and cooking techniques/methods; appropriate vegetable/starch accompaniments; compound sauces; plate presentation; breakfast cookery; and quantity food preparation.
  • HRM 215 – Restaurant Management
    This course provides an overview of the responsibilities and activities encountered in managing a food and beverage operation. Topics include planning, organization, accounting, marketing, trends, and human resources from an integrated managerial viewpoint. 

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  • CUL 275 – Catering Cuisine
    This course covers the sequential steps to successful catering that include sales, client needs, menu planning, purchasing, costing, event pricing, staffing, and sanitation concerns. Emphasis is placed on new culinary competencies and skills specific to catering preparation, presentation, and customer service.
  • MAT 110 – Math Measurement & Literacy
    This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data.

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  • CUL 112 – Nutrition for FoodService
    This course covers the principles of nutrition and its relationship to the foodservice industry. Topics include personal nutrition fundamentals, weight management, exercise, nutritional adaptation/analysis of recipes/menus, healthy cooking techniques, and marketing nutrition in a foodservice operation.
  • CUL 120 – Purchasing
    This course covers purchasing for foodservice operations. Emphasis is placed on yield tests, procurement, negotiating, inventory control, product specification, purchasing ethics, vendor relationships, food product specifications and software applications. 

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  • COM 110 – Introduction to Communication
    This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of communication and the skills necessary to communicate in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on communication theories and techniques used in interpersonal group, public, intercultural, and mass communication situations.
  • CUL 230 – Global Cuisines
    This course provides practical experience in the planning, preparation, and presentation of representative foods from a variety of world cuisines. Emphasis is placed on indigenous ingredients and customs, nutritional concerns, and cooking techniques. 
Culinary Arts Mission, Goals, and Objectives

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 foodservice environments.
  • Graduates of the Culinary Arts AAS program will be able to demonstrate sanitation practices in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Tyler Jenkins
TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

Gabriel Wooten
GABRIEL WOOTEN

“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

Kristen Joyner
KRISTEN JOYNER

“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Atanacio Borja Arreola
ATANACIO BORJA ARREOLA

“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Christina Mendoza
CHRISTINA MENDOZA

"Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition cost. I am the first in my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!"

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Faith Lam
FAITH LAM

“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

Jaylen Rouse
JAYLEN ROUSE

“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

Hailey Alcock
HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Smith
MADISON SMITH

“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

Patrick Carr
PATRICK CARR

“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

Brock Alcock
BROCK ALCOCK

“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

Macy Beaman
MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

Kenneth Carrasquillo
KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Jeffrey Yourdon
Culinary Arts Program Chair/Instructor

Waller (Bldg 24), Room 305
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 925
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: jayourdon54@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Patricia Walston
Culinary Arts Instructor

Waller (Bldg 24), Room 303
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 938
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: plwalston62@lenoircc.edu

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