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School of Business, Technology & Trades :: Programs of Study

Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program

Culinary Arts: Advanced Food Service - Career Studies Certificate

Want to increase your skills in the culinary arts field for more opportunity? As advanced culinary jobs become more in demand, restaurant and foodservice owners will seek out employees who are highly trained and educated. Earning a Advanced Food Service Career Studies Certificate is step in the right direction to make sure you stand out and get noticed.

What classes do I take? Gainful Employment Information

Local Job Opportunities


This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

Mandatory Cutlery and Uniform Requirements

Additional Resources

Graduation Rates (PDF)  |  Employment & Certification Rates (PDF)

Claude Moore Culinary Kitchen Photo Gallery

Kitchen in Claude Moore Education Complex

Tuition: $
Credits: 29 Hours
Time: 1 Year

Contact Us

Location: Webber Hall W305
Phone: 540-857-7272
Fax: 540-857-7086

Mailing address:
School of Business, Technology & Trades
3098 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

James Zeisler, Sr., CEC, CCA, CDM, CFPP
Instructor, Culinary Arts

Phone: 540-857-6331
Location: Claude Moore Education Complex

A.O.S.: Culinary Arts - Johnson & Wales University, 1992
Certificate: Dietary Management, University of Florida, 1999

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