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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).

This event has been cancelled due to the Corona Covid-19 virus pandemic. We are sanitizing and getting ready to offer the open house  at another time. Check this website for updates! Stay safe!
Contact department chairs  Lorriann Raji  lraji@peralta.edu and Chantal Martin cmartin@peralta.edu  if you need immediate information.


OPEN HOUSE! Tour the kitchens and meet the chefs


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

What we make in advanced cooking classes

The major in Culinary Arts Restaurant Management provides students the practical cooking experience and technical trade 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.

Culinary Foundations Certificate

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

Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. 

Summer school classes Intro to Cooking and Intro to Baking  are  not available at this time. Check this website for changes. 

Intro to Food and Culture  CULIN 88 will be offered as an online class only this summer.


Summer classes start Monday, June 15th and end on July 23rd!!

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