Culinary Arts

The two certificate programs (majors) in this department are Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts Restaurant Management. They provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience that will enhance successful employment in the various career paths available in the Culinary Arts industry.

In addition to the two certificate programs, we offer a one year Culinary Foundations Certificate of Achievement in cooking for only 16 units!

The programs include pre-employment courses, supervised experience prior to employment, extension classes, and short-term workshops for upgrading skills. Classes are approved by multiple professional organizations, including the Retail Bakers Association (RBA) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

Due to the Corona Covid-19 virus pandemic, the Laney College campus is currently closed. We are sanitizing and getting ready to offer selected classes in the fall. Check this website for updates! Stay safe!
Contact department chairs  Lorriann Raji and Chantal Martin  if you need immediate information.

Baking and Pastry

The major in Baking prepares students for employment in retail bakeries, as well as in industrial and commercial establishments as pastry cooks or bakers.

What we make in advanced baking classes~

Restaurant Management-Cooking

The major in Culinary Arts Restaurant Management provides students the practical cooking experience and technical theory for employment as cooks and managers in multiple culinary career paths, including: restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, catering, industrial production, cottage industries, and self-employment. During their studies, students demonstrate their capabilities in the operations and supervision of the Laney College Cafeteria and Bistro Restaurant.

What we make in advanced cooking classes~


Culinary Foundations Certificate

This program teaches the fundamentals of cooking, culinary math, sanitation and preparation for work and careers in the culinary arts field.

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