#7. South Louisiana Community College-Lafayette, Louisiana
Culinary Programs: AAS Degree in Culinary Arts and Occupations; Culinary Arts and Occupational Tech Diploma
South Louisiana Community College
South Louisiana Community College offers an AAS in Culinary Arts and Occupations as well as a Culinary Arts and Occupational Tech Diploma. The Associate Degree program at this top culinary school features courses in dining room service, food and beverage operations, baking and pastry, and sanitation. Students can complete the program in just two years of study. The Diploma Program can be completed in about 18 months and features courses focused directly on the culinary arts. A capstone project is required to receive the diploma. Both programs are taught by experienced faculty.
#6. Nunez Community College-Chalmette, Louisiana
Culinary Programs: Associate of Applied Science in Food Service Production and Management; Certificate of Technical Studies
Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a top culinary school offering both an AAS degree in Food Service Production and Management as well as a Certificate of Technical Studies. The program features the ManageFirst Development Program through the National Restaurant Association. Courses for the AAS degree cover areas such as cost control, baking, sanitation, and supervision. A culinary practicum is required as part of the program which allows students to get on the job training before they graduate. The certificate program is a 30-credit hour program with coursework designed to prepare recipients for entry level culinary positions.
#5. SOWELA Technical Community College-Lake Charles, Louisiana
Culinary Programs: AAS Degree in Culinary Arts; Diploma in Culinary Arts
Sowela Technical Community College
SOWELA Technical Community College features an AAS degree and diploma program in Culinary Arts. The programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation, an indicator of a quality program. Coursework for the AAS degree covers regional cuisine, production principles in dining, dining room service, and nutrition. Students complete a culinary production externship opportunity in their third semester. This 60 credit hour program can be completed in two years of full time study. The diploma program also features an externship opportunity and prepares students for an entry level position in the field. Students are able to earn National Restaurant Certificates throughout the diploma program.