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About the Culinary Arts Pathway

The Culinary Arts (CA) Pathway offers programs of study in Culinary Arts, Professional Baking, and Restaurant Management. Students will gain the competencies needed to build credentials for lifelong career success as they prepare to enter the Food Service Industry. LATTC is home to the oldest continually operating culinary school in the nation. Our programs host external accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Graduates with an AA degree may apply for the first level of industry certification with the ACF.

The culinary industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. A major portion will be employed in one of the premier tourist destinations and convention sites in America: California. Most notable is Los Angeles, a culturally diverse city where the cuisines of the world meld to create a unique California cuisine.

Prepare for your culinary future! Our Culinary Arts program offers the training, practice and experience needed for your entry into a successful, creative culinary career. Opportunities for employment include hotels and restaurants, catering companies, college and university food-service, school lunch programs; corporate chefs and private chefs; other areas in the hospitality industry such as food sales, owner operators, consulting, journalism or food stylist.

Noncredit Courses

The Culinary Arts Pathway offers noncredit vocational education courses that provide the fundamentals of cooking or baking. These evening courses are taught by our Culinary Arts and Professional Baking faculty. If you are looking to learn something to increase your skills, these courses are a great experience.

Please note, these courses do not include culinary certifications.

VOC ED 540CE – Culinary: Elements of Cooking Techniques
VOC ED 541CE – Culinary: Baking Skills

Vocational Education courses are also offered in Spanish.
Visit Avanza Los Angeles (ALAS) for more information.


Culinary Arts Pathway Programs

Area of Study Transfer Degree Degree Certificate Skill Certificate
Baking Professional AA C
Culinary Arts AA C
Restaurant Management AA

Programs of Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

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Professional Baking

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Restaurant Mgmt

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Current Schedules

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LEED Gold Certification

The Los Angeles Trade-Tech College Culinary Arts Building, which opened in 2021, has fulfilled the requirements of the LEED Green building Rating System Certification established by the US Green Building Council and verified by Green Business Certification, Inc. It has achieved LEED Gold Certification by being energy and resource efficient, becoming a healthy place to learn and work with less stress on the environment.

Office Hours and Location

Monday–Friday: 8 am–2 pm
Saturday–Sunday, Holidays: Closed

School of Culinary Arts, E3-114


Chef Jerry Vachon, Chairperson, Culinary Arts
Email: @email
Phone: (213) 763-7337

Email: @email
Phone: (213) 763-7331

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