Programs Offered

KWCI offers a variety of options to pursue your passion in culinary arts.

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Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality & Resort Management | Culinary Arts Concentration 
Hospitality and Resort Management students can choose to complete 24 credit hours in the culinary arts area as part of their electives to earn the concentration designation. 
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Culinary Essentials Certificate One-year, comprehensive program designed to accelerate your career path. Meets nationally recognized educational standards established by the American Culinary Federation.
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Continuing Education Courses

Non-credit courses in culinary arts, baking and pastry, ServeSafe® Food Handler, ServeSafe® Alcohol

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Recreational Classes A variety of fun, hands-on cooking classes open to the public, such as Artisanal Baking, Taste of Memphis, Food and Wine Pairing and Bluff City Bites. 


Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality & Resort Management with a Concentration in Culinary Arts

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Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute MINORS

Students can add a culinary institute minor to any degree on campus by completing 18 credit hours in the following areas of study:

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Culinary Essentials Certificate

The Culinary Essentials Certificate (CEC) is a two semester (23-credit hour) undergraduate certificate program that prepares students to enter the culinary workforce in settings such as restaurants, country clubs, resorts, hotels and many other food service opportunities. Students learn culinary arts fundamentals—cooking methods, flavor development, fabrication techniques, world cuisines, baking and pastry, sanitation and safety, nutritional analysis and culinary math. Students work in a hands-on and immersive environment since two-thirds of the CEC Program is the practical application of knowledge and skills gained. The CEC Program requires a 240-hour internship to further bridge classroom learning with practical applications in the culinary field. 

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Continuing Education (C.E.) Courses

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Recreational Classes: Open to the Public

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For more information contact KWCI@memphis.edu.