Culinary Skills

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Provides the basic foundational skills necessary for quality food production in a professional kitchen. Consists of both lab and lecture classes. Courses may be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts and/or an Associate in Applied Science degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Execute a menu from start to finish in compliance with ACF category F and G standards for edible hot and cold food.
  • Based on NRA standards, decide how to handle various types of food in order to prevent food borne illness.
Admission Requirements / Eligibility: 

A score of 43 or above on the ASSET reading test, or 82 or above on the COMPASS test, or satisfactory completion of ENG 081.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
18.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Program Requirements

Additional Program Requirements: 

Official chef's uniform required to be purchased prior to beginning culinary lab courses. Visit the Hospitality Department in Room 163 in the Culinary Arts & Student Center (M building), or online at for uniform ordering information.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information


The Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts at HFC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation.

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Business and Computer Technology Division • (313) 845-9804 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211
Eric Gackenbach • (313) 317-1572 • • Student Center • Room: M-163C