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Culinary Arts

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College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Culinary Arts program, offered at the Edenton-Chowan Campus, will help prepare you for a career in a wide variety of food service settings including full-service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract food service vendors and healthcare facilities.

Entry-level employment opportunities include line cook, station chef and assistant pastry chef, with additional workplace experience leading to higher positions like sous chef, executive chef and food service manager.

Core Classes

  • Critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills
  • Business ethics
  • American and international cuisines
  • Food preparation
  • Food and beverage service
  • Baking
  • Food production and hospitality supervision
  • Sanitation


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Gainful Employment Disclosures