Bring your talent to the table.
If you want to enrich the world with your talent for creating amazing cuisine—or ambiance—start by experiencing everything from kitchen skills to international flavors.
Ai Teams Face Off in Emmi Roth Contest & Tour
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Baking & Pastry
Use your talent and passion to turn desserts into works of art. You’ll explore everything from plating to preparing confections to managing a commercial kitchen.
Starting with fundamentals like kitchen tools and culinary techniques, you’ll explore more than 20 of the most popular international flavors and techniques.
Prepare to run both the kitchen and the front of the house, using your passion for food and your head for business to create a memorable dining experience.
Hospitality Food & Beverage Management
You can learn your way around both the front and back of the house while you prepare for the challenge of bringing something new to the table for demanding consumers.
Meet Our Faculty
Anthony ThomasCulinary ArtsRead More
Anthony ThomasWas there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?
When I cooked a large holiday meal for my family and received rave reviews.
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?
I use a lot of examples of actual situations that I’ve found myself dealing with in the industry. It helps give students a real taste of what they can expect when they get out there.
What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?
The chef interview assignment in Concepts and Theories really pushes outside their comfort zones. They have to contact an industry professional and work with them to capture their story by asking the right questions.
How does collaboration contribute to students’ success?
In culinary lab classes, students are very dependent on their team’s success...so they absolutely have to learn to communicate and coordinate their work.
What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?
Find your passion and pursue it with everything you have.
What’s the most critical advice you would offer any student embarking on a creative career?
Stay focused—and learn from both your successes and failures.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I love getting to wake up every day to teach cooking classes! Read More...