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Culinary Career Pathways

What is a Career Pathway?
A career pathway is a series of connected educational programs, with integrated work experience, on-the-job training, and support services, that enables students to combine school and work and advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. Career pathways target jobs of importance to local economies. They are designed to create educational "stepping stones" for advancement of workers and jobs seekers, particularly those stuck in low-wage jobs, and a supply of qualified workers for employers. As such, career pathways help to ensure that investment in education and training pays off in enhanced economic development.
Davis Jenkins, University of Illinois at Chicago

Career Opportunities
Regional Employment Projections from OLMIS (Oregon Labor Market Information System) indicate that restaurant management and culinary occupations are expected to grow somewhat faster than the statewide average. Total job openings are projected to be much higher than the statewide average.

Receive American Culinary Federation Certification
The Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) Culinary Arts Program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This accreditation assures our curriculum is industry-relevant, current, and delivering the appropriate skills required for successful careers in the field of culinary arts. As an added value as a CCI graduate, students in either AAS degree program are eligible to qualify for the prestigious American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian or Certified Pastry Culinarian certification. Graduates with this certificate have distinguished themselves by meeting high benchmarks in culinary techniques, nutrition, food safety, sanitation and supervisory management. Students must apply for this certification, and hold membership with the American Culinary Federation.

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Cascade Culinary Institute Career Pathways Roadmap.

Certificate and Degree Offerings

  • Culinary Arts Degree, Associates in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Baking & Pastry Arts Degree, Associates in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Culinary Arts Certificate
  • Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate
  • View culinary program details
Culinary Program
Career Pathway Roadmap

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