Culinary Management A.A.S.

Start your career in the culinary industry!

This degree will prepare you for a career in Food Service Management, Restaurant Management, or Culinary Management. 

You'll start by learning the all-around skills you need in the core areas of hospitality, and then you can focus on a specialty of your choosing. Over the course of the program, you'll complete 400 hours of resume-building work experience making this a truly hands-on degree.  

Program Type
Career Program,
2 Years

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Where you'll go

Work as a management trainee, dining room supervisor, banquet sales coordinator, catering coordinator, or one of the many other options available! You'll also have the foundational skills needed to transfer to a four-year school if that's your next step.  

Career Paths

Meet Your Instructors

Chef Schneider

Chef Debbie Schneider
Chef Schneider is the Syracuse president for the American Culinary Federation and holds multiple high-level certifications, including for executive pastry chef, CEPC and culinary administer, CCA. She's a Culinary Institute of America grad who has proudly owned multiple restaurants and a bake shop in CNY. Benefit from her valuable experience!

Chef Madajewski

Chef Russ Madajewski
Chef Madajewski's 30+ years in restaurants started with an associate degree and turned into becoming an executive chef and then a food and beverage director in contract food management. He'll share with you his skills on developing new menus, supervising large staffs, and analyzing financials. He's also a member of the American Culinary Federation.

Chef Taylor

Chef James Taylor
Chef Taylor is no stranger to education - he earned four degrees from Johnson & Wales University where he taught as a chef instructor. He's also a member of the American Culinary Federation, a Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor. Add in his masters in Business Administration and you'll get a holistic look at the industry. 

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Tap into a network of free support services that go far beyond the classroom.

Don't forget your financial aid!

You can save thousands by starting your education here — especially when you compare OCC with traditional 4-year colleges.  And that's not all!  Our Financial Aid specialists can help you navigate the process of getting free aid to help pay for your education.

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