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

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Hospitality & Tourism
Pathway: Restaurants & Food/Beverage Services
ICC Pathway: Culinary Arts

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Business Mathematics (BUS 120) or Concepts of Mathematics (MATH 110) | Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication : Presentation and Theory (COMM 110) | Lab Science | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Chefs and Head Cooks | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Culinary Arts Management Certificate (37 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Banquet Chef; Certified Executive Chef (CEC); Chef; Cook; Corporate Executive Chef; Executive Chef; Executive Sous Chef; Head Cook; Line Cook $10-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Culinary Arts Management(64 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Banquet Chef; Certified Executive Chef (CEC); Chef; Cook; Corporate Executive Chef; Executive Chef; Executive Sous Chef; Head Cook; Line Cook$10-20/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

Accreditation

The Culinary Arts Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program at ICC is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission (ACFEF).

American Culinary Federation, Inc.
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095
(800) 624-9458
www.acfchefs.org

Program Effectiveness

Accredited culinary programs regularly provide information to the public on program performance. The ACFEFAC requires their accredited institutions to publish Program Outcomes for each of the previous two years for all ACFEFAC-accredited programs. Program Outcome measures for the Culinary Arts Management AAS degree program at ICC are as follows:

Graduation Rate

Culinary Arts Management — AAS
2017
2018
Graduate Count
17
11
Normal Time Graduate Count
8
8
Normal Time Graduate Rate
47.1%
72.7%

Job Placement Rate

Culinary Arts Management — AAS
2017
2018
Job Placement Rate
85.7%
100%

Job placement rates are based on responses to ICC’s Career & Technical Education Program Follow-Up Survey administered to all CTE program graduates 6 months following program completion.

ACF Certification Rate

Culinary Arts Management — AAS
2017
2018
ACF Certification Rate
no data
9.1%

In Academic Years 2017 and 2018, no completers of the Culinary Arts Management AAS program pursued ACF certification.