This program is designed to prepare a student for a career in food service. With the advent of cooking television networks and the foodie movement, culinary arts professionals are in demand and top of mind. This profession is challenging and high-energy, with the opportunity for creativity and freedom.

Our certificates and associate degree programs will prepare you to advance in your current career, move into a new job in the workforce, or start your own catering, restaurant or personal chef business.

Culinary Arts has its own student club, which works with several events each year, including the Field to Feast tours, which are part of the Yuma Visitors Bureau agri-tourism program, and the weekly Culinary Arts dinners, which are ticketed, themed, small-group dinners popular with the general public and AWC faculty and staff.