From epicure to etiquettes, to gourmet cookery and garde manger, HRC’s Culinary Arts Program aims to provide you, the serious student, the basic yet in-depth foundation to become a respected Culinarian.
Established in 1975, our Culinary Arts Program combines the experience of our award-winning faculty with our newly-built revolutionary facilities, and is designed to prepare you for successful entry into the culinary industry.
Our graduates fulfill a range of job opportunities, including the positions of Cook, Line Cook, Banquet, Pantry, Sous and Executive Chef, Corporate Chef, Personal Chef, and Gourmet Market Chef.
You will learn by demonstration, instruction, and textbook studies, as well as on-the-job training through our Internship Program. At The Bistro and Café Cypress, the campus’ student-run public restaurants, you will design, prepare, and offer contemporary cuisine. You will also cater college-sponsored functions, as well as certain local community events.
As well as meeting the standards of the American Culinary Federation, the Culinary Arts Program at Cypress College is only one of two schools in Orange County to offer the Culinary Arts Certificate, Apprentice Certificate and Associate in Science Degree curricula.