Culinary Arts Management


Step into a culinary career by learning fundamental concepts and hands-on techniques in baking, cooking, beverage management, front of the house, presentation, theory, and more. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in the restaurant industry.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The award-winning Culinary Arts Management program provides students the opportunity to participate in various catering events, high-end fundraisers, and extracurricular activities to give them the experience needed to work in the culinary industry.

A Quality Education

The program is accredited with Exemplary status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

Get Involved

Students can get involved with the Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association (HOI Chefs), the local chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

Career Opportunities

Station Chef, Line Cook, Prep Cook


12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters28 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


14 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Golda Ewalt

We offer a world-class culinary education with a community college approach and price point. Cooking is a universal language — a sauté is a sauté no matter where you live. Our graduates can go anywhere in the world and find a job.

Chef Charles Robertson, Culinary Program Coordinator
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Culinary Arts Management Program?

Be part of ICC’s culinary program — a key player in Peoria’s thriving food scene. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Food and nutrition classes taken in high school are helpful, but not required.
  5. People skills, communication, and leadership are needed to guide a kitchen and staff.

What Can I Expect As A Culinary Arts Management Certificate Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm