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Culinary Arts

Search through Culinary Arts courses at UK universities and colleges.

Subject description

Celebrity TV chefs have transformed the restaurant trade and many students on Culinary Arts courses want to run their own businesses. If you are thinking along these lines because you enjoy preparing food and creating menus, then a Culinary Arts degree course could be the one for you.

Culinary Arts courses prepare people for careers in the international hospitality industry and train them for positions such as chef de partie, sous chef and head chef. Courses combine business and management knowledge with skills in, for example, food processing and cooking, food art and presentation, ethnic cookery and patisserie. They are aimed at students direct from school/college and at people with experience or who have culinary arts skills. One-year top-up courses, sometimes with a link year, are often available if you have a Foundation degree or HND.

Example areas of study

Courses differ in their emphasis on management and culinary arts (some lead to a BA, others to a BSc) so you need to check the focus of the course before you submit your application. The list below conveys example areas of study from  Culinary Arts courses and are intended as a guide to the core and optional modules found.

Some career possibilities

Opportunities may include, management and professional culinary arts posts; chefs in hotels (large/small, national/international), restaurants, conference venues; self-employment.

What do I need to get on a course?

The entry requirements for Culinary Arts courses vary so it is best to check with the institutions themselves as to what grades and qualifications are required before you submit your application.

For your application or interview, evidence of the following could be useful:

Content supplied by UCAS, and used with permission.

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