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​Culinary Arts

The Culinary arts program at College of the Desert provides training for careers in the food service and lodging industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in today’s job market. The program includes training at three levels: entry, intermediate and advanced.

This program is designed to prepare future working cooks and chef apprentices, provide courses for the student desiring personal enrichment, and enhance the skills and professional qualifications of cooks and chefs employed in the local industry.


Jeffrey Azer
jazer@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-776-7302

Kurt Struwe
kstruwe@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-776-7224

Associate of Science Degree