School of Business, Technology & Trades :: Programs of Study
The Associate of Applied Science and Career Studies Certificate programs are designed to produce the trained hospitality and tourism workforce necessary to realize the Region's goal in establishing the Roanoke Valley area as a travel, convention, and tourism destination. Such a workforce will not only serve our visitors, but will also enrich our community by providing quality dining and memorable hospitality experiences in our local restaurants, clubs, and hotels. Based on statewide projections, during the next decade there will be a great demand for qualified culinary workers at multiple levels to service the growing needs of the culinary and hospitality industry in our society. As a provider of a skilled culinary and hospitality workforce, we will support the various regional economic development initiatives through our partnership with area businesses and public sector organizations.
Completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree satisfies the American Culinary Federation eligibility requirements to test for both the Certified Culinarian (CC) and Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) designations. Visit the American Culinary Federation website for further information. Students completing the 21-credit hour Career Studies Certificate program receive a technical education foundation in food production, the culinary arts field, and an introduction to the hospitality industry. The Associate of Applied Science curriculum provides additional technical education in the culinary arts while requiring general education courses which may lead to other postsecondary educational opportunities. Both curricula are competency-based, and dual enrollment opportunities with secondary school programs in the college's service area are available.
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Culinary Arts - Associate of Applied Science
This curriculum prepares graduates to enter the workforce at differing levels in the following positions: baker, broiler cook, expediter, fry/sauté cook, pantry cook, pastry cook, soup and sauce cook, sous chef, and vegetable cook. With successful work experience, students will be able to become head cooks and chefs.
Culinary Arts: Baking Specialization - Associate of Applied Science
This curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and basic skills to be successful in the Baking & Pastry industry. Employment opportunities include entry-level and management positions in country clubs, hotels, restaurants and bakeries.
Culinary Arts Career Studies Certificate
This curriculum prepares graduates to enter the workforce at entry level in the following positions: line cook, pantry cook, prep and/or production cook and vegetable cook. With successful work experience, students will be able to become lead cooks.
Culinary Arts: Baking & Pastry Career Studies Certificate
This curriculum prepares graduates to enter the workforce at differing levels in the following positions: baker, bread baker, cake maker and decorator, dessert maker, personal baker and wholesale baker.
Culinary Arts: Cake Production and Decorating Career Studies Certificate
This curriculum is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary to obtain an entry level cake production position or to aide in the development of their own cake production business.
Culinary Arts: Professional Catering Career Studies Certificate
The curriculum is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary to obtain entry level catering positions or to aide in the development of their own catering business. Employment opportunities include entry level and entry management positions at country clubs, hotels, and catering businesses.
Claude Moore Culinary Kitchen Photo Gallery
James Zeisler, Sr., CEC, CCA, CDM, CFPP
Instructor, Culinary Arts
Phone: 540-982-3890 ext. 201
Location: Claude Moore Education Complex
A.O.S.: Culinary Arts - Johnson & Wales University, 1992
Certificate: Dietary Management, University of Florida, 1999
School of Business, Technology & Trades
Location: Webber Hall W305
3098 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015