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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.

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This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

Mandatory Cutlery and Uniform Requirements

Culinary Arts Program Uniform Policy - For all degrees and certificates
  • Two (2) full uniforms, if taking more than one lab (if only taking 1 lab, 1 uniform is sufficient, so long as it is kept clean), consisting of: Chef Jacket with school logo and your name embroidered on it; black & white checkered pants; neckerchief; neckerchief slide; white apron; white baker’s cap; black hard-style non-skid shoes with closed heel and toe (sneakers/tennis shoes/soft cloth shoes will NOT be permitted).
  • In accordance with the Virginia Health Code 12VAC5-421-200 (Prohibition of jewelry) and ACFEF Standard 5.11, there will be no jewelry of any kind (to include medical information jewelry) permitted in the classrooms or labs, with the exception of a plain, metal band.

Additional Resources

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

Additional Benefits for Culinary Program Students

  • ServSafe certifications
  • ACF membership upon graduation
  • ACF meetings held monthly for interested students

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
109 Henry Street NW, Roanoke, Va, 24016

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

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