UNIQUE PROGRAMS FOR ALL LEVELS OF CULINARY ARTS EDUCATION AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
The Culinary Arts Program at Scottsdale Community College was initiated in response to the demand for professionally trained cooks for local resorts and restaurants. This 26-year old program has dramatically evolved in myriad ways to develop new standards of excellence in Culinary Arts education to provide quality training for our diverse student population and industry needs of the future.
Our state-of-the-art facility includes an advanced technology demonstration classroom and 10,000 square feet of teaching kitchens. The Artichoke Grill Lunch Restaurant and Desert Oasis Dining Room, both open to the public, provide a real life venue for our basic program students where the training is intense, stimulating, and exciting.
All of our courses and degrees offer unprecedented opportunities in an industry that accounts for more than 9 million jobs annually in the United States. Our students are diverse in background, experience and age, yet all are able to obtain the kind of education that enables them to succeed in a vital and vibrant industry that will be the number one employer in the nation for years to come.
We are proud to be accredited by the American Culinary Federation as well as the North Central Association of Colleges. These accreditations provide our students countless job contacts and opportunities nationwide as well as transfer to regionally accredited institutions including Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, Johnson & Wales, and Les Roches Swiss Academy, for advanced degrees in a variety of hospitality, nutrition, and culinary arts areas.