Culinary Management

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Culinary Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the culinary industry.
Valencia’s unique program is the only degree-granting culinary program in Orlando, and is housed in a 61,000-square-foot facility that includes banquet rooms, a high-tech demonstration kitchen with 20 fully equipped workstations, and a state-of-the-art production kitchen. Valencia’s Program provides you with some of the best chefs in the industry as your teachers, and takes a well-rounded approach, with instruction ranging from sanitation to nutritional analysis, to the basic elements for great classical, international and American cuisine. Whether you are interested in learning the skills to become a great culinary chef, or you are interested in upgrading your culinary talents, Valencia’s Culinary Management program has something for you.



Valencia College Poinciana Campus Culinary Scholarship
Poinciana Campus Culinary Scholarship. Interested students should call 407-582-4980.

$1,500 for Full-time Culinary Students

To be eligible, students must enroll in the full-time culinary course package (which meets Mondays and Tuesdays) at the Poinciana Campus. Interested? Call 407-582-4980.



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PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.

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Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:

  • Industry Certifications – Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications
  • Tech Center Programs – Receive college credit for completing an approved OCPS or TECO Tech Center program
  • Career Pathways – Receive college credit for Career Pathways credits earned in high school



Program Length

 64 credits

  Full-time – 2 to 3 years

  Part-time – 3 to 4 years



CAREER OUTLOOK

Learn How To

Learn How To
  • Cook, supervise cooks and kitchen personnel
  • Create recipes for healthy cuisine including classical, international and American regional cuisine
  • Plan menus, estimate food needs, order the proper amount of food, track costs and trend analysis
  • Prepare and produce quality food with an emphasis on presentation

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

Students have the extraordinary advantage of beginning their culinary careers in one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the world—with some of the best restaurants, and dining establishments, theme parks and resorts in which to work. Excellent career opportunities are also available in catering and banquet services.

Potential Careers

Potential Careers
  • Culinary Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Kitchen Supervisor/Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Steward
  • Lead Cook
  • Prep Cook


Gainful Employment

This program is designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit Valencia’s Gainful Employment website.


AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$27,000 – $32,000


Average Placement Rate

Valencia’s A.S. Degree and Certificate programs placement rate ranges between 90% – 95%.


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Need Help?

For general enrollment questions, assistance is available on a walk-in basis at the Answer Center or contact Enrollment Services.
407-582-1507
 enroll@valenciacollege.edu

Culinary Chef in the kitchen for the Culinary Management program at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida