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Culinary Arts and Baking/Pastry

​​​​​​The Advanced Culinary programs at Orange Coast College provide an in-depth course of study in their respective areas. The Advanced Certificates in both Culinary Arts and Baking/Pastry are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission and students may earn ACF Certification upon graduation. The Advanced Certificates may be paired with the general education requirements (see catalog) for the Associate in Science degree (s). The heart of our programs is the hands-on laboratory instruction, which is reinforced by supplemental lectures.

Mission Statement

The Culinary Department provides students with 
Associates Degrees in Advanced Culinary Arts, and Advanced Baking and Pastry as well as Occupational Certificates and career and technical education. The Department serves the economic and workforce development needs of the local  community and is committed to student success.

Program Information

For additional information please contact:

Chef Bill Barber, CEC

Program Coodinator, Culinary Arts

voice mail: (714) 432-5835 ext. 2

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The Captain's Table is a Culinary lab space where Culinary students are applying the skills learned earlier in the Culinary Program.