Culinary arts | Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio

Culinary arts

There’s a bounty of jobs in today’s restaurant industry. One of the largest private-sector employers, the industry employs more than 14 million people in both front-of-the-house and kitchen positions.

Also, the number of jobs for chefs, head cooks and food preparation and serving supervisors is expected to increase faster than average, while the median pay for chefs and head cooks in 2017 is nearly $46,000 annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Despite the positive numbers, the plum jobs aren’t easy to come by. A culinary arts degree, along with determination and hard work, can make you a more competitive job candidate as you start your career.

Stark State’s associate degree in culinary arts has the ingredients for your success.

Work in many areas
(may include, but not limited to):

  • restaurants
  • institutional kitchens
  • school kitchens
  • hotel/resort kitchens
  • test kitchens

Prepare for a career as a/an
(may include, but not limited to):

  • caterer
  • cooking assistant
  • executive chef
  • pastry chef
  • sous chef
  • personal chef
  • sommelier
  • food scientist
  • line cook
  • short order cook
  • pizza cook
  • restaurant manager
  • cafeteria manager
  • food critic
  • food photographer
  • food researcher
  • food consultant
  • Associate of Applied Business

Additional fees

  • Additional fees apply to culinary-related classes
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