Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

American Culinary Foundation
Accredited by the American Culinary Foundation

We believe that anyone interested in a culinary arts education will be able to find a program of study at Scottsdale Community College. Our intention is to stretch your imagination and expand your curiosity. We will provide our collective expertise, advice, and guidance to help fulfill your goals, and we look forward to doing just that!

Offering unique classes and 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 28-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 for both personal and industry needs of the future.

Our state-of-the-art facility includes 10,000 square feet of fully equipped teaching kitchens. 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.

Our department offers culinary arts education with distinct programs and classes that are designed for specific student desires, needs and goals. We believe that all with a passion for learning about food will find the perfect path to achieve the knowledge that you desire. All programs, classes and degrees are detailed below. Application, registration and pre-requisites are different for all areas so be certain to read through all of what we offer.

Additional Info

If you would like more information, please complete the Culinary Arts Student Interest Form

For Adults and Kids

Join chefs from Scottsdale Community College’s Culinary Arts Program and learn new skills to enhance your cooking and baking techniques. All non-credit classes have 2 sessions available and are limited to 10-12 students, so enroll early to secure a spot. Download the Culinary Kids Camp flyer.

Transfer Options

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 for advanced degrees in a variety of hospitality, nutrition and culinary arts areas.