Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Overview

The mission of A-B Tech’s Culinary Arts program is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills essential in entry-level positions meeting the professional standards and growing demands of the culinary industry.


A-B Tech Culinary Arts program is accredited by the

American Culinary Federation.


A-B Tech Culinary Arts in the News


Hands-On Education

Culinary Arts students learn by doing. Students participate in practical education experiences that translate classroom learning to real life. Opportunities include:

  • 5 state-of-the-art kitchens and equipment
  • cooperative education positions with industry-respected leaders
  • on-campus restaurant with a banquet room and five dining rooms
  • chef demonstrations in elevated demo kitchen/hall


Culinary Competition Awards

Our Culinary Arts students have won numerous state, regional and national Culinary Competitions.


Successful Graduates

Numerous graduates have held important culinary leadership positions throughout the country.

  • Vice President Culinary and Corporate Chef of Ritz Carlton Hotels
  • Cook at Alinea Restaurant in Chicago (Voted 2011 6th Best Restaurant in the World by London’s Restaurant Magazine)
  • Owner/Partner Outback Restaurant
  • Pastry Chef French Laundry
  • Executive Chef Kendall Jackson Wineries
  • Associate Editor, The Rosengarten Report