Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts Program provides the training needed for a variety of careers.

Professionally trained individuals are needed to fill occupational positions in such areas as:

  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Baker
  • Cake Decorator
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Personal Chef
  • Prep Cook
  • Cook's Assistant
  • Food Server / Wait Person

Required Supplies

Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Students are required to purchase the following supplies:

  • Uniform $50-$75 (approximate)  Order from Chef Works
  • Black Shoes: $30-$150 (approximate) that are commercial kitchen quality, oil and slip resistant will also be required for laboratories. 
  • Knife/Tool set $150 -$250 (approximate) purchased online through our vendors and handed out first week on class.
    • Order from Knife Merchant here
      For CA169 select Grossmont College Essential Skills: password- Jo2975
      For CA174 select Grossmont College Baking and Pastry: password- JF0069
  • Textbook(s): $100+ each (approximate)

A textbook will be required for Essential Skills and Principles of Baking and Pastry. 


This information will also be provided by your Chef/Instructor in a welcome letter as well as in your Canvas course 2 weeks before start date.




*Before proceeding to registration, read all of the above information. There may be a prerequisite or required documentation i.e. proof of High School diploma, age verification, etc...


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