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Culinary Career Pathways

Culinary StudentsCareer Opportunities
Regional Employment Projections from the State of Oregon Employment 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.

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
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