Culinary & Hospitality

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Culinary & Hospitality Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a creative future in the fast-paced and always exciting culinary and hospitality industry.

A Passion to Serve

The Culinary & Hospitality Pathway gives students in-depth, hands-on experiences that emphasize industry awareness, sanitation, and food production. Students have the opportunity to learn from local professional chefs and hospitality professionals. This program gives students an opportunity to learn how to prepare fruits, vegetables, and entire meals, while refining the professional, practical, and leadership skills that they will draw upon the rest of their lives. This career pathway helps student by giving guidance, coursework, and work-based learning experiences used in a culinary career today.

Career Pathways help student explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new career in culinary & hospitality. Classes include:

  • Culinary Foundations
  • World Cuisine

Get Real

Take what you learn out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of culinary & hospitality. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speaker
  • Workplace Tours

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in culinary & hospitality with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Chef
  • Master Baker
  • Food Expediter
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Banquet and Catering Director
  • Research Chef
  • Executive Chef 

Industry Average: $45,000 - $65,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%

Ready to Get Cooking?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Marina Garcia
(805) 278-1336

A Recipe for Career Success

Whether you just enjoy cooking for friends and family or have a talent for baking your own new creations, a career in culinary and hospitality could be a great way express yourself through your work. This career pathway provides you with the opportunity to learn how to prepare meals, bake, and learn about foods from around the world. You’ll get a first-hand look at how the culinary industry works and operates, as well as an opportunity to let your inner foodie really shine.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Culinary Arts

BS Hospitality & Culinary