Klamath Community College’s Culinary Arts Program is a hands-on, theory-based delivery for professional chefs and food service managers. The program starts out slow to get some idea of where the individual students are with regard to their skill sets, then walk them through all appropriate facets of restaurant operations from budgeting to baking, from soups to sauces, and from management to main courses. This program covers all the major qualities employers look for in prospective employees.

Richard Vierra
Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
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The Culinary Department prepares students for successful careers in the Food Services 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 providing students with training in moist/dry cookery, culinary craftsmanship, sanitation, and equipment use and safety, the Department develops student 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.
Career Opportunities
Kitchen Manager
Restaurant Manager
Restaurant Owner

Degree Options

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Culinary Arts Food Service Management: Do you have an interest in the culinary arts? Have you ever wanted to work as a chef or own your own restaurant? KCC now has an AAS degree for you!

Culinary Arts Food Services Management at Klamath Community College will provide graduates with technical skills and basic knowledge for those interested in a professional food services career. Coursework is split between the classroom and our brand new commercial kitchen setting, where students will learn everything from basic safety and sanitation to knife skills and advanced culinary applications.