The Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts provides opportunities for students to build character, leadership, and technical skills that are necessary for success in the global industry of hospitality and tourism. For a four-year degree in Hospitality Management, continue in Henry Ford College's Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts degree.
Coupled with diverse line level work experience, the student completing this degree may want to consider entry-level supervisory or management position in these areas:
- Full-Service Hotels
- Resort and Travel Destinations
- Fine Dining Restaurants
- Health Care Services
- College and University Dining
- Conference Centers
- Food Sales and Marketing
- School Food Service
- Casual Dining Restaurants
- Sports, Leisure, and Event Services
The Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The department has also earned the Exemplary Program Award symbolizing the highest educational standards recognized by the ACFEFAC. The award is presented to programs that have proven consistent compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements, along with excellent management of the program. ACFEFAC is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Instructors receive training and certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational lnstitute, The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Federation of Dining Room Professionals and the American Culinary Federation.