Culinary Arts

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What will I learn in the culinary arts food service management program?

KCC's culinary department prepares students for successful careers in the food service industry. The department develops the culinary skills, confidence, and professionalism needed to assume a position in a commercial food establishment. The department also seeks to equip students to become owner/operators of food-related businesses.

In addition to training in moist/dry cookery, culinary craftsmanship, sanitation, and equipment use and safety, students will gain awareness of the structure and function of the global food service industry. Equipped with an understanding of the industry and their own capabilities, culinary students are well-positioned to pursue successful food service careers.

Where will my culinary training take place?

Coursework is split between the classroom and our commercial kitchen setting, where students will learn everything from basic safety and sanitation to knife skills and advanced culinary applications.

How do you make chocolate chip cookies?

From Betty Crocker:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) 
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
Program Advisor
Richard Vierra
Culinary Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Other Faculty

Jason Leech
Adjunct: Culinary
Shawn Smith
Adjunct Culinary