Program available at/via: [Walla Walla]
Department Overview: The Wine Country Culinary Institute inspires people to understand food as a concept, as a system, as a chain of events, as a story of the people that created it, and as the definition of sustainability, rather than simply an ingredient or meal. The Wine Country Culinary Institute supports the economic growth and vitality of the hospitality industry by transforming students into professional culinarians and the Walla Walla Valley into a premier tourism destination.
Program Level Outcomes:
Articulate an understanding of food ingredients, supplies and cost considerations within a commercial food service operation.
Evaluate and envision the path that ingredients take from inception to consumption through collaboration with crop, soil, and animal sciences.
Innovate culinary practices and products utilizing the WWCC working farm to achieve the “Farm to Table” model.
Operate and maintain state-of-the-art equipment and technology to create classic and contemporary dishes.
Interpret the food systems pathway and the role of the chef.
Degrees: Students may earn an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Culinary Arts upon completion of the two-year program of study.
Industry Description: The food service and hospitality industry provides the largest segment of private employers in the country and offers varied career opportunities for those with a passion for cooking. The culinary arts segment of the industry provides opportunities for careers as a cook, chef, restaurant manager, food and beverage director, baker, pastry chef or caterer.
Other Information: For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov.