Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, & Institutional Food Service Management

 

AT A GLANCE

Thank you for your interest in our program. Highlights of our program include:

  • Awarding of over $107,000.00 in departmental culinary student scholarships each year
  • Internship opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Industry-trained chef instructors, provide quality training in hands-on culinary laboratories
  • Networking opportunities with industry restaurants and hotels
  • Students receive leads to jobs and culinary-related opportunities, campus Job Placement office
  • 2009 National Champions – American Culinary Federation (ACF) competition team
  • 2009, 2013 & 2017 – Western Region Champions, ACF competition

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon! Please access campus information at:

We have multiple pathways for pursuing your passion. Whether it be an Associate in Science degree or a certificate program or just taking one or two classes for personal enrichment. Additional information may be found in the general catalog.

APPLYING to the PROGRAM:

Application Deadlines

For Enrollment in Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Session
Application Period Sept 1 – August 1 Aug 1 – Dec 15 Jan 1 – June 15
International Students

You are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as registration dates are assigned by the order in which applications are received and processed (in other words, the earlier you apply, the earlier you can pick your classes!).

Complete the following applicable checklist to register for courses:

Are you a…?

  • For Active Duty Military: To apply for the Military Nonresident Exemption submit a copy of Military Orders to KCC’s Admissions Office.

 

APPRENTICESHIP & NON-CREDIT PROGRAM:

Our American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program lets you work for pay at KCC’s food service outlets for three years, learning on-the-job skills necessary for job placement. Apprentices are classroom trained to supplement the culinary skills. For information on the ACF Apprenticeship program, please email Grant Itomitsu at gitomits@hawaii.edu For non-credit program information, please email Dante Camara at dcamara@hawaii.edu .

COST of ATTENDANCE & PAYING FOR COLLEGE

STUDENT HOUSING INFORMATION

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING APPOINTMENT

As soon as your:

  • Application has been processed
  • All HOLDs cleared
  • Compass placement test is complete (if applicable) or transcripts have been evaluated (if applicable).

You are then welcomed to contact our Culinary Counselor for an in-office advising appointment.

Lori Maehara,
Lmaehara@hawaii.edu
Associate Professor and Culinary Arts Program Counselor, Certified Hospitality Educator
Kapi’olani Community College, an American Culinary Federation accredited program

Prior to completing these steps, you may email Lmaehara@hawaii.edu with and questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you into our program!