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Culinary Arts studentPartnering with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, offers bachelor of science degrees in food science, nutrition, nutrition with a culinary concentration, food science with a culinary concentration, and future plans for a Culinology® degree.  The department is equipped with a food processing pilot plant and a food preparation laboratory.

Allan Hancock College and Cal Poly collaborate with their career centers to provide customized placement for employers, workers, and jobseekers in culinary arts, food sciences, diatetics, nutrition and Culinology® industries to create working leaders in our community.

This is a USDA CSREES funded project.  CSREES mission is to advance the knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well being in communities; through a national program leadership and federal assistance.

Equipment and Facilities:

  • Professional range                       
  • Dual stack convection ovens
  • Restaurant deep fat fryer
  • Char rock broiler
  • Proofing / warming cabinet
  • Restaurant quality pots and pans
  • Stainless prep tables
  • Commercial refrigeration and freezer
  • Professional bakery table top mixers
  • Commercial food processors

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Candia Katich

Candia Katich
Food Science Instructor

"Our program ignites student's passion and provides hands on training both on campus and through work experience so that they can work at what they love."


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Last Modified Feb 8, 2017