Culinary Arts (AOS)

Fast-track your career with rigorous training and a thriving job placement network in the culinary professions

Success in the culinary arts profession requires expertise in nutritional science, business fundamentals, and commercial kitchen techniques. The award-winning faculty at Paul Smith’s College can guide you to develop your own expertise with a focus on the real-world skills that employers and investors desire. This accelerated program is designed as a series of five 10-week sessions that can be completed in just 3 semesters. Success in the culinary arts profession requires expertise in nutritional science, business fundamentals, and commercial kitchen techniques. The award-winning faculty at Paul Smith’s College can guide you to develop your own expertise with a focus on the real-world skills that employers and investors desire. This accelerated program is designed as a series of five 10-week sessions that can be completed in just 3 semesters.

Learn the intricacies of selecting, preparing, and serving meals for audiences of any size. In addition to mastery of culinary techniques, you will become accomplished in the areas of menu development, food cost, and inventory control. Practical experience at our on-campus restaurant will prepare you for an externship with our restaurant partners or a field specialty of your choice. Important characteristics such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication and self-reliance are integrated with your coursework for a truly meaningful educational experience.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in food preparation, charcuterie, smoking meats, butchering, and baking
  • Develop menus that fit nutritional requirements and dietary guidelines
  • Apply modern planning and presentation techniques
  • Implement all aspects of managing a modern restaurant
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges of locally-sourced food systems
Key Facts
  • 61-credit AOS Degree
  • 50-week program across 3 semesters
  • On-campus restaurant experience
  • Off-campus professional externship
  • Job placement assistance
  • Faculty chefs with 100+ years combined experience
Career Options
  • Executive
  • Sous Chef
  • Chef de cuisine
  • Caterer
  • Menu designer

HANDS-ON EDUCATION FOR A MEANINGFUL LIFE


Why study Culinary Arts at Paul Smith’s College?

  • Work closely with caring and talented chefs
  • Explore a variety of work experiences such as high end resorts, private chef opportunities, and restaurants
  • Develop an interdisciplinary focus on business, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship
  • Access an extensive network of alumni and partners to achieve your career goals

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