The Culinary Arts program prepares students for employment in various segments of the foodservice industry in positions such as restaurant chef, banquet chef, sous chef, kitchen manager, production cook, line cook and prep cook. The program includes academic courses, skills development in kitchen lab courses, and practical internship experience.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of foodservice and culinary terminology;
  • Exhibit the ability to identify various food products and their common uses;
  • Demonstrate various cooking methods and appropriate presentation techniques;
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly use and care for professional food service equipment and culinary tools;
  • Produce foods that meet employers' standards and satisfy consumer demands;
  • Exhibit ability to produce various ethnic and regional cuisines;
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of good nutrition in producing foods that meet consumer demands;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe and food handling practices;
  • Receive food handlers' sanitation certification;
  • Seek successful employment in a wide variety of commercial and non-commercial food service operations;
  • Demonstrate accepted practices and procedures required for planning, operation and record keeping as applied in a restaurant, catering or food service operation.

Course requirements are available here. DCCC Culinary Arts

Admission Requirements

Proof of High School Graduation

Scholarship Information

Delaware County Community College's Educational Foundation awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donor. The application period for scholarships each year runs from mid-February to mid-April. More information can be found at

Start Date

Every semester.

  • Fall Semester: Late August;
  • Spring Semester: Early January;
  • Summer Semester: Late May
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 - 3 years
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