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

Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program

Culinary Arts - Associate of Applied Science

Did you know that Virginia Western Community College offers quality culinary education that is accredited by The American Culinary Federation Did you know that culinary art skills are in demand around the world? An AAS in culinary arts at Virginia Western Community College prepares you for an exciting culinary career of your choosing.

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This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

Program Credentials

Completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree satisfies the American Culinary Federation eligibility requirements for both Certified Culinarian (CC) and Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) designations. Visit the American Culinary Federation website for further information.

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Claude Moore Culinary Kitchen Photo Gallery

Kitchen in Claude Moore Education Complex

Tuition: $
Credits: 66 Hours
Time: 2 Years

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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