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Culinary Arts Program at Illinois Central College (ICC)

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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at Illinois Central 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 Illinois 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. Illinois Central College has offered the following program levels for students:

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

     Graduates
    Less Than Two-Year Award4
    Associate's Degree16

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male10
    Female10

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Black4
    Hispanic1
    White15

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Culinary Arts program at ICC, 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
    • Peoria, IL
      • Total Employment: 110
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.75
      • Average Annual Salary: $43,170

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
    • Peoria, IL
      • Total Employment: 1,050
      • Average Hourly Rate: $10.20
      • Average Annual Salary: $21,210

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 Illinois

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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Richland Community College

Decatur, IL
Type: Community College

61 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Food Service and Dining Room Management (C,A)
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Joliet Junior College

Joliet, IL
Type: Community College

51 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (A)
  • Food Preparation and Professional Cooking (A)
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Danville Area Community College

Danville, IL
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C)
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College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
Type: Community College

30 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C,A)
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Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
Type: Community College

57 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C,A)
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John Wood Community College

Quincy, IL
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C)
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Triton College

River Grove, IL
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

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

Palatine, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C)
  • Culinary Arts (C)
  • Food Service and Dining Room Management (C)
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City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy - King College

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

190 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

130 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (A)