Kirkwood Community College is a public institution located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The college offers a wide range of academic programs, including a program in Hospitality Arts, which includes a focus on culinary arts. The culinary arts program at Kirkwood is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the food service industry.
The program includes hands-on training in various culinary techniques and styles, as well as classroom instruction in food science, sanitation, nutrition, and other related topics. Students will have the opportunity to work in the college’s student-run restaurant and catering business, giving them real-world experience in a professional kitchen setting.
Graduates of the program will be prepared for entry-level positions in the culinary field, such as line cooks, prep cooks, and kitchen assistants. Many graduates go on to pursue further education in culinary arts or related fields, while others may start their own businesses or work their way up to becoming executive chefs or kitchen managers.
Kirkwood Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. The culinary arts program is approved by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).