Culinary Arts Culinary Arts
Certificate Program Certificate Program
Entry level employment:
Graduates from DVC’s culinary arts program en-
ter the field well prepared, many going on to start
their own business or find positions in restaurants
and hotels. DVC alumni can be found working in
properties like Wente Winery and Peasant and
the Pear in Danville. Hospitality and culinary arts
studies always offer many opportunities to work/
travel around the world. Call the Culinary Arts Department,
925-685-1230, ext. 2555,
When are classes offered? or visit www.dvc.edu/programs.
The culinary arts certificate program offers an DVC website: www.dvc.edu
intensive learning experience requiring a commit- Admissions Office: 925-685-1310
ment of approximately six hours of class time per Counseling Office: 925-685-1230, ext. 2276 or 2278.
day, four days, Monday through Thursday. The
schedule is a combination of daytime and evening Where can I get more information?
For additional questions and a tour of our facilities/
program contact Cinthia Chavarria, Program Coor-
How long will it take to earn a
dinator at 925-685-1230, ext. 2555.
It takes approximately two years at DVC to
complete the required course work. more choices
DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE
321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Diablo Valley College is passionately committed to student learning through
the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of
its diverse student body. Diablo Valley College prepares students for transfer
to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports
the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and
promotes personal growth and lifelong learning.
This project was funded fully or in part by Carl D. Perkins Career Technical
Education Act of 2006, awarded to Diablo Valley College and administered
by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. It is the policy of
Diablo Valley College not to discriminate against any person on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in all of its educational and
employment programs and activities.
Students in the culinary arts
• foundational knowledge and technical
skills required for success in the culinary
and hospitality industry by participation, Why consider the culinary arts
• teamwork, planning, purchasing, produc- program?
tion and service through practice,
For nearly four decades, DVC has been success-
• leadership, communication, problem solv-
fully preparing students for professional culinary
ing, critical thinking by application,
careers. Accredited by the American Culinary Fed-
• about opportunities available in Califor-
eration since 1990, Diablo Valley College’s culinary
nia’s hospitality and culinary industry
The culinary arts program is… from successfully industry professionals,
arts program offers an in-depth, hands-on curricu-
• an accredited ACFEF (American Culinary lum in which students gain technical knowledge
• an appreciation for excellence in food, in
Federation Educational Foundation) supported by application and practical industry
service, with an exceptional standard of
Program recognized by this national experience.
quality in production and presentation,
organization of professional chefs for its • options for transfer to articulated four year Culinary arts students work and learn in a fully-
excellence in preparing students for entry colleges/universities offering degrees in equipped food production kitchen, a demonstra-
into a culinary career or transfer to an up- Hospitality/Culinary Studies. tion laboratory, a retail pastry shop, and a 130-seat
per division four-year degree program in restaurant that is open to the public. In addition to
hospitality related studies, training at the DVC facilities, students are required
• a flexible, career/technical education to work outside the college through an industry
program providing the workforce skill set internship or co-op program.
required by local or world wide industry
• a collaborative team-oriented hands-on What can I do with a culinary arts
learning experience that mirrors the culi- certificate?
nary and hospitality industry, Transfer to a four year program:
• an opportunity to learn the scope of careers Many DVC courses transfer to four-year colleges
available in the hospitality and culinary that offer hospitality and culinary arts degrees.
industry and principles of professional Among them are University of Nevada, Las Vegas
practice leading to successful management, and Johnson & Wales University.
• a chance to work alongside successful
culinary experts and respected hospitality
industry professionals that offers quality
resume building experiences.