Culinary Arts: Culinarian

About the Program


Iowa Western Community College’s Culinary Arts Degree program has received a Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.

The Culinary Arts: Culinarian program prepares students who enjoy working with food for a challenging career in all facets of the hospitality industry.  The curriculum emphasizes fundamental and intermediate techniques in culinary skills and kitchen management. The curriculum enables students to develop supervisory skills as well as training to become a culinarian. Related instruction emphasizes supervision, cost controls, purchasing, nutrition and wellness, advanced culinary garde manger, advanced soups, sauces, and â la carte cookery principles.

Career Information

The Culinary Arts: Culinarian program is designed to place students into the workforce upon completion of the two-year degree. Students learn extensive cooking and baking skills, applicable to any type of food service operation, including institutional, hotel, restaurant, or country club facilities. This program also focuses on supervisory and kitchen management skills, as well as the hands-on training necessary to become a culinarian.

Salary Information

Salary: Regional
Average: $11.69
Entry Level: $9.83
Experienced: $13.67

* Salary information from as reported by the US Dept of Labor

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 1 Summer
Award: A.A.S.
Pathway: Career Path
Cluster: Business and Computers
Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: No
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus