Culinary Arts Program at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)

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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at Central New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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. Central New Mexico Community College has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award3
Associate's Degree60

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male28
Female35

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Black1
Hispanic26
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders6
White26
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Culinary Arts program at CNM, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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

  • Albuquerque, NM
    • Total Employment: 200
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.73
    • Average Annual Salary: $43,120

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

  • Albuquerque, NM
    • Total Employment: 2,670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $10.71
    • Average Annual Salary: $22,280

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 New Mexico

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, NM
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)

Luna Community College

Las Vegas, NM
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Culinary Arts (C)

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, NM
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Culinary Arts (C)

Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso

Ruidoso, NM
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C,A)

Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus

Portales, NM
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Culinary Arts (A)

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Contact Information

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Admissions Office

  • Phone: (505) 224-3160

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (505) 224-3090

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