Academics

Culinary Arts Management

If you love to cook and want to turn your passion for food into a career that you always wanted, then now is the time to get started. At ICC, we will take your passion for cooking and teach you the skills you need to work in a professional kitchen.

According to Professor Shank, it’s important for students to step outside their comfort zone when it comes to food.

“My mission is to get students to experience new things and have them appreciate where our food comes from, what’s behind that and how to elevate that into something that’s worth paying for.” – Keith Shank

State of the Art Facility

Illinois Central College knows that in order to keep up with a rapidly growing industry like culinary arts it is important to have the right tools. Therefore, students work in an environment designed to replicate a professional kitchen. Here they receive a lot more one-on-one attention than they might find at other colleges.

“We spend a lot of time working on ideas and techniques to make chefs’ lives easier and to make the quality of the food better. ICC provides students with a lot of state of the art equipment. I think we are on the cutting edge of culinary schools.” – Keith Shank

Career Focused

Becoming a chef takes leadership, people skills and the ability to manage and organize a kitchen. ICC faculty work to build fundamental traits of integrity and responsibility in students. ICC has a very high placement rate with businesses, both locally and nationwide. Students will have the opportunity to participate in catering events, fundraisers and many other extracurricular activities to give them the experience needed to find work in the area.

Cooking professionally is a challenging career field, but if you have a passion and drive, then ICC will give you the tools needed to be successful in a very rewarding career.

Illinois Central College’s Culinary Arts Management Program also includes:

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 64

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
HUMANITIES *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE *4
BUS 120
or
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 
or
3
MATH 110CONCEPTS OF MATHEMATICS 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CA 150PROFESSIONAL COOKING 3
CA 151SANITATION AND PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION 3
CA 153BAKING 3
CA 155MEAT, POULTRY AND FISH 3
CA 156SAUCES 3
CA 157GARDE MANGER 3
CA 175TOPICS IN CULINARY ARTS 3
CA 211HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING 3
CA 212FOODSERVICE COST CONTROL 3
CA 213BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT 3
CA 214FRONT OF THE HOUSE 2
CA 215CULINARY NUTRITION 2
CA 217INTRODUCTION TO CATERING 3
CA 220ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL COOKING 3
CA 225INTERNSHIP IN CULINARY ARTS 2
CA 253ADVANCED BAKING 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; BUS 120 or MATH 110; CA 151; CA 215; SOCIAL SCIENCE
Spring Semester 1CA 150; CA 155; CA 214; LABORATORY SCIENCE
Summer SemesterCA 211; HUMANITIES
Fall Semester 2CA 153; CA 253; CA 156; CA 175; CA 217; COMM 110
Spring Semester 2CA 157; CA 213; CA 220; CA 212; CA 225

Program Contact Information

Culinary Arts Institute, ICC Peoria Campus, Dogwood Hall

Telephone: (309) 690-6836

 

Illinois Career Cluster

Hospitality and Tourism

Career Pathway:
Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services