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Culinary Arts Program

Culinary Arts is an excellent field for students seeking a challenging career in a rapidly growing industry. The mission of CNM's Culinary Arts Program is to teach innovative trends in the hospitality/food service industry while providing an atmosphere for learning that encourages student growth, teamwork, and diversity that result in lifelong learning and employment in the hospitality/food service industry.

Students will study baking and pastry, professional cooking, safety, sanitation, nutrition, equipment use, human relations, supervisory skills, dining room skills, and business practices. Classes include classroom and laboratory time. The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Accrediting Commission accredits this program. Upon completion of the associate of applied science degree program, students are eligible to become certified culinarians through ACF. In addition, students can obtain certificates in Baking and/or Culinary Fundamentals.

Students wishing to continue for a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts or Hospitality should meet with the program director to plan their course of study. Several schools work directly with CNM granting articulated credit or transfer guides.

For more information contact (505) 224-4000 (extension 44349).