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Culinary Arts

Why Study Culinary Arts & Nutrition?

For those who have a passion for both nutrition and cooking, the desire to create meals that are both delicious and healthy, and wish to spend their career in the kitchen, a degree in culinary arts may be for you. Additionally, the possibilities of a career in the field of culinary arts are much higher when a degree in culinary arts is pursued alongside a degree in nutrition. There are a variety of chef’s who are focused on the preparation of natural, healthy, vitamin rich meals. A nutritional culinary artist is able to prepare meals that not only look and taste great, but are also therapeutic, nourishing and even catered to specific dietetic needs, including the combat of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, food allergies and intolerances and other ailments. Moreover, many nutritional chefs are hired to create diets with specific meals for specified training for events such as marathons or other sporting activities. Many other nutritional chefs are hired simply to assist clients to lose weight.

A chef is not just the head of a kitchen. He or she is an artist, a nutritionist and a diet consultant, hired to prepare foods that not only taste great, but to provide their client with the nutrients they need to reach their specific health, diet and fitness goals. A graduate of culinary arts and nutrition understands not only their way around a kitchen, mastering all necessary tools and types of food involved, but also the business side of preparing meals in small or large kitchens for clients from individuals and small groups all the way up to large scale restaurant or banquet settings.

What Does A Degree In Culinary Arts & Nutrition Consist Of?

A program from a culinary arts school may very between each college or university, depending on the level of nutritional instruction and its focus in a specific area of culinary arts. However, most programs at the universities providing degrees in culinary arts and nutrition will include instruction of the following skills:

  • Traditional culinary skills including work with knives and other kitchen tools, proper work place sanitation and efficiency and effectiveness in food preparation.
  • Preparing traditional foods by using traditional ingredients in non-traditional, healthier ways.
  • Meal preparation using alternative ingredients including organics, nutritional supplements, raw foods, etc.
  • Begin the development of a list of recipes to build upon when starting your career.
  • Creating individualized, custom meal plans for clients with specific ailments including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, food allergies including celiac disease and other wheat allergies, digestion disorders and many other issues.
  • How to make quantity conversions to adapt recipes to specific clients and meal plans.
  • How to plan, prepare and serve all types of meals. Classes will vary depending on each school’s program and their individual focus. However, most culinary arts degrees that focus on nutrition will likely include courses in the following areas:
  • General & Specific Nutrition Courses
  • Restaurant Menu Planning & Preparation
  • Restaurant Marketing
  • Food Service Management
  • Food & Beverage Purchasing
  • Kitchen Skills
  • Meal Preparation & Presentation

View our list of culinary arts degrees here at Nutritionist World and find a program that meets your educational and career goals. There are programs both campus-based and online to choose from.

Culinary Arts, Nutrition & Food Allergies

The culinary arts degree with a focus on nutrition has become much more prevalent with today’s increased understanding of food allergies and food intolerances. It is estimated that there are over 12 million Americans with significant food allergies alone, and this number is rising. The most common food allergies in North American consist of the following eight foods, causing roughly 90 percent of all food allergies:

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  • Dairy – (Heiner Syndrome)
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Soy – (MSPI)
  • Wheat/Gluten – (Celiac)

At the present time, the known treatment approach by doctors worldwide is a change or adjustment in diet. For this reason, the demand for chef’s who understand these ailments and who are able to provide healthy, great tasting meals for the people who suffer from these allergies has risen very fast over the past decade. As nutritionists and doctors continue to improve their understanding of these food allergies and intolerances, including diagnosis and treatment, culinary chefs with an understanding of nutrition and food allergies will continue to be demanded on much higher levels.

Continuing Education & Advanced Degrees In Nutrition & Culinary Arts

For our visitors currently working in the nutrition industry who wish to advance their career with additional skills in culinary arts, Nutritionist World provides a list of degrees that will prepare graduates for a career as an advanced nutritional chef. Likewise, those working at the present time in the culinary industry that wish to increase their marketability and professional skill set with a degree in nutrition can choose from a host of continuing education and advanced degrees. It may be time to get the training needed to move your career forward to a position that requires the combined knowledge of both culinary arts and nutrition Nutritionist World provides courses in continuing education, certification, bachelors degrees, masters degrees and PhD’s in a variety of culinary arts and nutrition fields.

View our list of culinary schools in america and learn how to choose a culinary school.

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            Culinary Arts
            • Gives students the opportunity to earn their associate’s degree in the culinary arts field in less than 15 months
            • Located in Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia.
            • Offers externship experiences to students for experience in the field.
            • Hosts regular career fairs for employer recruitment.
            • Has student housing available.
            Culinary Arts Professional
            • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
            • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
            • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.
            • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto and Redding in California, and Salem in Oregon.
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Culinary Arts
            Get the experience you need to succeed in the exciting and fast growing culinary field at Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts. We offer the flexibility of day or evening classes, experienced faculty, and small class sizes for plenty of personalized attention. Internship opportunities and financial aid are available for students who qualify.
            Associate of Science in Culinary Arts

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

            AAS Degree in Culinary Arts
            • Culinary Arts program includes the 3-week Farm To Table® Experience, where students gain a direct, in-depth look at where food comes from.
            • Numerous scholarship opportunities and financial aid are available to students who qualify.
            • Accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
            • 2 campuses located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas.
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            • Flexible Scheduling
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            Culinary Arts

            Dorsey has been a trusted career training school in Michigan for over 80 years!

            We offer training programs designed to prepare our students for careers in fields such as healthcare, beauty, culinary, and skilled trades



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            Associate of Science in Culinary Arts

            Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

            Culinary Arts (D)
            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
            • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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            • Flexible Scheduling
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            DIP - Culinary Arts
            Virginia College , Jacksonville

            The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

            • Flexible Scheduling
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            Culinary Arts Associates
            The Chef's Academy , Morrisville
            • Listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
            • Offers intern and externship placement assistance for real-world experience.
            • Offers programs in culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality & restaurant management.
            • Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
            • 2 campus locations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Morrisville, North Carolina.
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            Culinary Arts
            • Has been training students in the culinary arts since 1946.
            • Teaches hands-on culinary training in French, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and American cooking, along with professional baking and pastry techniques.
            • Helps students gain professional skills in culinary management.
            • Offers an Italian Culinary Arts program where students get to externship in Italy.
            • Its instructors are respected chefs who put their dedication and life experiences into their instruction.
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            Pastry Arts - Diploma
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
            • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
            • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Flexible Scheduling
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