Culinary Arts

Program Overview

​The Culinary Arts department at LATTC has the proud history of being one of the oldest cooking schools in the nation. The program offers an extensive “hands on” and theory based culinary arts education that prepares students to enter the highly competitive hospitality industry. The department hosts professional industry-seasoned chefs as faculty, bringing their experiences from around the world. In addition to rigorous classroom instruction, students are trained in a working foodservice facility while attending classes. The Culinary Arts Associate in Arts degree and Certificate of Achievement are recognized and accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation (ACFEF). On graduating from the LATTC Culinary Arts program, students are qualified to work as cooks, line cooks, caterers, private chefs, chef assistants, and sous chefs.

The Culinary Arts program has successfully prepared students for the hospitality industry for many years. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will possess a working foundation of skills necessary to work in a professional industry kitchen. Within the program, students will illustrate a working foundation of a professional industry kitchen. Students are proficient in cooking techniques and terminology including meat fabrication and cookery, hot and cold sauce preparation, vegetable identification and production, task organizing and time management. Successful students will graduate with a working knowledge of culinary nutrition and fundamental management skills, as well as National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Certification.

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Chairperson ​​​​​
Chef Jerry Vachon, Chairperson, Culinary Arts
Office Location
School of Culinary Arts, E3-114
Office Hours 
Monday–Friday: 8 am–2 pm
Saturday–Sunday, Holidays: Closed


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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Students Cooking at Culinary Arts Lab

Program Details

Award Title Award Type Required Course Units Total Major Units GE Units
Culinary Arts AA 48 48 21
Culinary Arts C 48 48  

Current Schedules

Schedule of Classes

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