Secchia Institute - Culinary Arts (A.A.A.S)

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GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education program grants students an Associate Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences in Culinary Arts and a ticket to an exciting career and great gateway to continuing degree opportunities.

Our students receive intensive practical training in all aspects of food preparation and presentation. We accomplish this through lab courses in baking and pastry, catering and banquet organization, classical and American regional cookery, dining room service and restaurant operations.

Our curriculum is designed to allow students to enter the workforce early on. Some of Secchia's classes also can be applied to a bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University.  

Also, many elective courses are offered to broaden a student’s skills and knowledge further in Culinary Arts, such as Culinary Competition courses, Cuisine and Culture Study Away Program and Cake Decorating to name a few. 

Graduates of the A.A.A.S. in Culinary Arts program are prepared to accept jobs as cooks and chefs in excellent restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts, and for-profit as well as non-profit institutions.

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