Moraine Valley’s culinary arts programs can train you for an exciting career in a variety of settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering companies, hospitals, corporate settings and more.

You’ll gain skills and knowledge that range from whipping up culinary masterpieces that are artfully presented to creating nutritious meals for people with special dietary needs to understanding the business aspects of this field, such as marketing and cost controls.

Our faculty members bring real-world experience into their classes to provide you with training that will prepare you to be successful in whatever area of the culinary arts industry you choose to pursue. You will learn in professional-grade kitchens, which feature the tools and equipment used by expert chefs and others in the food industry.

You can pursue an Associate in Applied Science Degree or numerous certificates to help you stand out from other job candidates. If you're already in the field, consider adding to your professional repertoire by completing additional professional certificates.

Potential Careers in Culinary Arts

Cake Decorator
Executive Chef
Food and Beverage Manager
Pastry Chef
Restaurant Cook
Wine Sommelier

Associate Degree Programs

Certificate Programs



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Konnor Parrish (Oak Lawn), shared his educational journey while on a panel for the Illinois Project Lead the Way meeting.


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