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Culinary Arts Program at Washtenaw Community College (WCC)

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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at Washtenaw 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 Michigan 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. WCC offers a less than two-year award program in culinary arts.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male6
Female8

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black2
Hispanic1
White10

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Culinary Arts program at WCC, 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
    • Ann Arbor, MI
      • Total Employment: 130
      • Average Hourly Rate: $29.16
      • Average Annual Salary: $60,650

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
    • Ann Arbor, MI
      • Total Employment: 1,180
      • Average Hourly Rate: $11.79
      • Average Annual Salary: $24,520

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 Michigan

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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Schoolcraft College

Livonia, MI
Type: Community College

61 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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Henry Ford Community College

Dearborn, MI
Type: Community College

47 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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Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, MI
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

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

Warren, MI
Type: Community College

170 students completed this program

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

Flint, MI
Type: Community College

18 students completed this program

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

Grand Rapids, MI
Type: Community College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (A)
Baker College of Muskegon

Muskegon, MI
Type: 4-Year Private College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (A)
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Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, MI
Type: Community College

42 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)