Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts


Luna Community College’s Culinary Arts curriculum incorporates the American Culinary Federation’s standards for knowledge and skill competencies. This program emphasizes hands- on learning in our state-of-the-art kitchen laboratory. Each class focuses on professional food production in a commercial kitchen and prepares students for entry-level positions within the food service industry. Students learn how to handle food safely, follow standards of culinary professionalism and develop basic cooking skills. Classroom instruction emphasizes the business of cooking and giving students a fundamental understanding of managerial work in the food service industry.

Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.

Institutional Proficiency Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

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Certificate Requirements - Minimum of 32 Credit Hours Print Requirements

Program Requirements       (26 hours)
BAKE102Baking Principles 4 credits
CUL101Culinary Concepts and Mathematics 3 credits
CUL107 Current Topics in Food Safety 1 credits
CUL115 Serv-Safe® Certification 1 credits
CUL140 Catering 2 credits
CUL140L Catering Lab 2 credits
CUL208 Culinary Arts Practicum 4 credits
CUL220 French and Italian Kitchen 3 credits
CUL230 Global Kitchen 3 credits
CUL237 Restaurant Experience 1 credits
CUL237L Restaurant Experience Lab 2 credits
Approved Electives       (6 hours)
BAKE140 Intermediate Baking Principles 3 credits
BAKE160 Bread Baking 3 credits
BAKE208 Specialty Pastry Skills 2 credits
CUL120 Introduction to Vegetables and Starches 3 credits
CUL122 Introduction to Meats, Poultry, and Fish 3 credits
CUL123 Introduction to Stocks, Soups, and Sauces 3 credits
CUL128 Garde Manger 3 credits
CUL250 Healthy Cooking Techniques 3 credits

Culinary Arts Curriculum Profile 2015-2018

Gainful Employment Culinary Arts Information

Program Resources

Program Director: Jessica McGee
Phone: (505)454-2522
Email: jmcgee@luna.edu
Program Advisor:
Phone: (505)454-5346
Email: @luna.edu

Student Success Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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