If you have a passion for food, the Culinary Arts program is both exciting and challenging. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art kitchen, facilities.
The hospitality industry is the nation's largest private sector employer. More than two million jobs are expected to be added through 2016. If you are friendly and energetic, creative, self-motivated, a problem solver and a hands-on participant, then you may be right for a career within this industry.
Culinary Arts graduates become chefs in major restaurants or start their own businesses. Typical salaries include the following:
- Executive Chef: $73,400
- Sous Chef: $42,300
Degree and Certificate
College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Culinary Arts and a certificate in Culinary Arts.
Tuition and fees: $6,440
Books and supplies: $2,165
On-campus room & board: not offered