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Culinary Arts Program at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005320
  • Phone: (910) 362-7000

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  • Phone: (910) 362-7018

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  • Phone: (910) 362-7055

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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at Cape Fear Community College prepares students for a career as an executive chef, restaurateur, food and beverage manager, food writer, research chef, or a culinary educator. The program focuses on cooking related services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Program courses include: recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, managing food supplies and kitchen resources, food presentation, and a variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. Get more details below including other North Carolina colleges that offer culinary arts program.

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Students Enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. CFCC has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate0
    Associate's Degree10

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male6
    Female4

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    White10

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Culinary Arts program at Cape Fear Community College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Chefs and Head Cooks

  • Description:

    Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, chefs and head cooks employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Wilmington, NC
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.64
      • Average Annual Salary: $47,080

Cooks, Private Household

  • Description:

    Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

Cooks, Restaurant

  • Description:

    Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, cooks, restaurant employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Wilmington, NC
      • Total Employment: 1,530
      • Average Hourly Rate: $11.27
      • Average Annual Salary: $23,440

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Culinary Arts Programs in North Carolina

Culinary Arts programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Robeson Community College

Lumberton, NC
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (A)
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Lenoir Community College

Kinston, NC
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Food Preparation and Professional Cooking (C,A)
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Carteret Community College

Morehead City, NC
Type: Community College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, NC
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, NC
Type: Community College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Sandhills Community College

Pinehurst, NC
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)
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Nash Community College

Rocky Mount, NC
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (A)
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Vance - Granville Community College

Henderson, NC
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Alamance Community College

Graham, NC
Type: Community College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, NC
Type: Community College

210 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)