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    Associate in Science in Culinary Arts

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    Degree Information

    Discover the possibilities and learn from industry leaders who are excited to help you sharpen your culinary skills and fuel your path to success in our exciting major.

    Topics of study include:

    • Advanced wine studies
    • Culinary concepts of the Mediterranean
    • Baking techniques for the culinary professional
    • American regional cooking studies

    Students will have the opportunity to complete a robust internship experience with one of Lackawanna College’s impressive industry partners. Internships will provide students the opportunity to discover areas of specific interest through hands-on culinary experience.

    Excellent dual major opportunities exist for students who are also interested in Hotel Management.


    • Prepare for a career in the culinary industry by developing a working knowledge of the professional kitchen
    • To demonstrate mastery of the classical knife skills and cooking techniques
    • To successfully execute the proficiencies needed for success as a culinary business person:
      • human resource management
      • excellent customer service relations
      • strategic branding and business management
      • food and beverage financial management
    • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to be in compliance with food service sanitation and service standards as dictated by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
    • Employ beverage knowledge both alcoholic and non-alcoholic in the construction of menus and recipes in a professional foodservice establishment
    • To emerge as an agent of change in the culinary industry armed with a working knowledge of sustainability, equipped to enhance and nourish the social, environmental and economic forces within the culinary field

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2020) – PDF

    Pre-Culinary Arts Intent Guide (PDF)