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Saddleback College offers 4 different Culinary Arts certificates:

 

Catering

Advanced Culinary Arts

Foods Program

Nutrition

 

These certificate programs can take as long as 1-2 years to complete.  If you'd like to transfer to a 4 year University to get your B.S. degree in Culinary Arts, you can do that as well.

 

If you're looking for an extremely affordable and hands-on culinary experience, I highly recommend any of the culinary arts programs through Saddleback College. Lisa Inlow who is a full-time culinary instructor and department co-chair at Saddleback College recently informed our class that the Saddleback College Culinary Arts program placed 100% of its students last year with full-time jobs.

 

So, the success rate is high and there is a HUGE demand for culinary professionals.

 

If anyone wants to read more about the culinary art programs at Saddleback College, you can follow the link here:

http://www.saddleback.edu/atas/culinary-arts-foods-food-services-nutrition

 

I'm in the Foods Program and I'm highly enjoying it. Everyone gets hands-on experience and the instructors are there with you every step of the way. Not only am I learning how to cook, but, I'm also learning about food costing, recipe development, how to plan a menu, etc...