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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Certificate

Mission Statement


Certificate in Culinary Arts
Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the Culinary Arts Certificate Program at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic institute to promote student success by providing a quality education with emphases on culinary fundamentals that will build basic gastronomic skill, knowledge, self-confidence, and pride. Our graduates will gain the experience and knowledge that will lead to entry level culinary careers.

Goals

  • The Culinary arts program desires its graduates to possess the fundamental culinary knowledge and technical skills to obtain qualified entry level employment in the food service industry.

  • The Culinary Arts program expects graduates to display a working understanding of safe sanitation practices and stress the importance of human safety and well-being.

  • The Culinary Arts program graduates should emphasize a working knowledge of sustainable foodservice practices.

Culinary Arts Certificate Outcomes:

  • Graduates of the culinary arts certificate program will be able to demonstrate team working skills in a foodservice environment

  • Graduates of the culinary arts certificate program will be able to demonstrate sanitation practices in compliance with state and federal regulations

  • Graduates of the culinary arts certificate program will be proficient in fundamental culinary technical Skills

  • Graduates of the culinary arts certificate program will be able to demonstrate proficiency on general culinary equipment

Culinary Arts Certificate - Program of Study (PDF format)

Culinary Arts
Associate of Applied Science


The Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Culinary Arts is a course of study over five (5) trimesters designed for students preparing for entry-level food service management positions or higher education in the field. The degree program is designed to provide students with a broad range of management, business and technical skills applicable to the food service industry. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental skills needed in the culinary and baking and pastry industries, food service management, basic supervisory practices, customer relations, nutrition. Students are introduced the gastronomical science involved in the preparation of cooking and baking; along with those of raw materials and equipment to produce quality food products and services efficiently.

Mission Statement


It is the mission of the Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science Degree Program at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic institute to promote student success by providing a culinary education with a management component with emphases on culinary fundamentals that will build culinary skill, knowledge, self-confidence, and pride. Our graduates will gain the experience and knowledge that will lead to professional culinary careers.

Vision Statement

The Vision of the culinary arts program at Southwestern Indian polytechnic Institute is to seek accreditation through the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation (ACFEF). The Culinary Arts program will work towards becoming the premiere Native American culinary arts training program within the federal Government.

Goals

  • The culinary arts program desires its graduates to possess the fundamental culinary, nutrition, and basic management knowledge and technical skills to obtain qualified employment in the food service industry.

  • The culinary arts program expects graduates to display and promote a working understanding of safe sanitation practices and stress the importance of human safety and well being and possess the skills and knowledge that will enable them to achieve state foodservice industry license where applicable.

  • The culinary arts program graduates should be able to perform in a professional environment, while acknowledging their cultural legacy.

Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Outcomes:

  • Graduates of the culinary arts AAS program will be proficient in in-depth culinary technical tasks competencies.

  • Graduates of the culinary arts AAS program will be able to apply critical thinking skills in foodservice environments.

  • Graduates of the culinary arts AAS program will be able to demonstrate sanitation practices in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Culinary Arts AAS - Program of Study (PDF format)