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Culinary Arts Program at Prince George's Community College (PGCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002089
  • Phone: (301) 336-6000

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  • Phone: (301) 322-0866

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  • Phone: (301) 322-0822

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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at Prince George's 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 Maryland 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. Prince George's Community 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 Award25
    Associate's Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male9
    Female20

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black27

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Culinary Arts program at Prince George's 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
    • Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 280
      • Average Hourly Rate: $23.72
      • Average Annual Salary: $49,330
    • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 3,340
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.06
      • Average Annual Salary: $45,890

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
    • Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 2,840
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.13
      • Average Annual Salary: $27,320
    • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 15,990
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.55
      • Average Annual Salary: $26,100

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 Maryland

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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Chesapeake College

Wye Mills, MD
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C)
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Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C)
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Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland, MD
Type: Community College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (A)