NGTC’s Culinary Arts diploma and associate degree programs prepare students for the demands of a career in a professional kitchen. The programs emphasize technical and theoretical knowledge combined with practical application of cooking, serving, and managing food.
Experiential learning builds the skills necessary for a successful career in the food service industry. Students study fundamental and advanced food preparation techniques, as well as international cuisine, menu development, and restaurant operations. Graduates will be prepared to pursue opportunities as cooks, bakers, or caterers/culinary managers.
The program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission, and both degree and diploma students are eligible for the Certified Culinarian designation. Details are available at the American Culinary Federation website. The Culinary Arts programs contain an internship supervised by chefs approved by the internship coordinator.
NGTC’s Culinary Arts program emphasizes specialized hands-on training in:
Courses in the program include:
Live work includes projects which are approved to provide realistic training for students. Students and members of the community may have services rendered in those programs and departments conducting live work. The Culinary programs on the Blairsville and Currahee campuses generally work on-campus only and may offer a lunch buffet or dinner buffet which is open to the public. They may not be contracted to work offsite.
Students completing the program may choose career paths in:
Graduates of the Culinary program may work in a variety of fields including:
Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):
|Program Outcomes – Blairsville Campus
|Job Placement Rate
|Program Outcomes – Currahee Campus
|Job Placement Rate
The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.
American Culinary Federation
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095
North Georgia Technical College Blairsville Campus
121 Meeks Avenue, Blairsville, GA 30512-2983
Diploma in Culinary Arts
initial accreditation: 6/30/2007; expiration: 6/30/2024
Postsecondary programs that have earned this badge have demonstrated their understanding of and compliance with the ACFEF-accredited standards. Earners have been evaluated in Program Eligibility, Program Mission and Goals, Organization and Administration, Faculty and Staff, Curriculum, Facilities, Student Services, Program Assessment. Exemplary programs have been in full compliance for two grant periods. ACFEF Accrediting Commission is recognized by Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
Prepare for the demands of a career in a professional kitchen. Our program emphasizes technical and theoretical knowledge combined with practical application of cooking, serving, and managing food.