Culinary Arts & Management
Culinary tourism is thriving on the Central Coast. We are committed to training you
to meet the demand for high quality employees in the hospitality, tourism and recreation
industries. Come and explore what the Culinary Arts and Management program has to
If you have a passion for food and enjoy creating meals for other people, then the
Culinary Arts and Management program at Allan Hancock College is for you. Our chef,
dietitian, and food science instructors have years of experience working in their
fields. We link basic culinary, nutrition and management skills together so that
you can practice professional techniques that meet industry standards.
This Culinary Arts and Management program combines both traditional and contemporary
educational methods. Our training and internship opportunities provide you with direct
hands-on experience in the ever expanding entrepreneurial food industry. As a student
you will learn in the classroom, in an industrial teaching kitchen, and at an industry
internship. You will receive hands-on experience allowing you to try out your career
while you attend school. You will learn to create new recipes from scratch, market
and sell your creations on campus; taste and critique your own and other classmates’
prepared dishes; learn how to run your own bakery, restaurant, or catering business;
design and present a career portfolio in your own style that combines art and science;
and supervise others in a “real life” restaurant or bakery setting.
Gainful Employment Information
Applied Social Sciences Department, Bldg. H
Patti Bonner, Department Secretary
Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3401
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chef Robert Weir
Culinary Arts Program Coordinator
Phone 805.922.6966 ext. 3839
Coordinator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Food Science & Nutrition
Phone 805.922.6966 ext. 3782
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