The UAF Community and Technical College offers a certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality. This program gives students the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to be a productive professional within the industry. Studies expose students to various facets in the field to include cooking, baking, table service and management.
The program provides a comprehensive culinary education focused on student centered learning and industry endorsed outcomes. Instruction will include the exploration of the culinary field and different specialty areas. Students learn about the many diverse opportunities available within the industry. Depending on area of interest, students will receive hands-on practical experience in the kitchen and bakery. In an effort to provide real world experience, students will be part of a full service luncheon within our student Bistro. In addition, students will complete an externship in a food service establishment for hands-on experience in a wide variety of areas within the industry. The externship may be accomplished in-state or out-of-state based on the students’ choice and approval by the faculty liaison. The Culinary program is currently pursuing industry accreditation with the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)
Students who complete a certificate or a degree from the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program will find that the skills and knowledge learned in school will increase their marketability within the industry. Students may choose from numerous career paths including restaurants, bakeries, catering companies or mining camps. Recent statistics show that there is a growing demand for food service workers within the State of Alaska.
Kristi Gaikowski, Office Manager
Culinary Arts & Hospitality
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