The Culinary Arts diploma prepares students for employment in the culinary field. The program emphasizes technical and theoretical knowledge combined with the practical applications of cooking, baking, serving, and management skills. The diploma program includes culinary arts courses and diploma-level general education courses. The program also requires students to sit for the National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE Certification. Technical courses apply to the degree program in Culinary. Student must attend full-time day to complete this program. (Program Length: 4 -5 Semesters Minimum)
View the Culinary Diploma Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
The Gwinnett Technical College Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, Florida 32095
Note: Technical courses in this program may be subject to a livework/supply reimbursement charge.
Students are also required to purchase Chef’s uniform, dining room uniform, textbooks and tools to include knives. Students should be able to lift 40 lbs, stand for extended periods of time and withstand temperature changes.
Entry-level culinary positions
Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Culinary Arts diploma.