Culinary Arts


Gallatin College’s Culinary Arts teaches students relevant coursework and offers experiential education in the Culinary Arts profession. This program prepares students for a variety of careers spanning from small restaurants to large food service facilities. Gallatin College’s Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a 65-credit offering. The coursework is a traditional culinary arts coursework alongside unique offerings that are well aligned with Montana’s food culture and strong tourism industry. This degree will lead to a variety of culinary and food service positions in our local food services industry.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Develop a passion for cooking, serving others, and genuine hospitality.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed as a cook, Chef de Partie, Sous Chef, Executive Chef, or Pastry Chef.
  • Take an entrepreneurial path to owning an independent restaurant, bake shop, food truck, or catering business.
  • Join the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Culinarian.
  • Transfer into Montana State University’s Hospitality Management Bachelor’s degree program.
  • Work within the food service industry anywhere in the world in restaurants, hotels, lodges, breweries, food trucks, country clubs, cruise ships, institutions, assisted living facilities, catering companies, or in food manufacturing. 
Year 1Credits
CULA 102 - Introduction to Culinary Arts3    
CULA 105 - Food Safety Sanitation3    
M 108 - Business Mathematics
or ACTG 101 - Accounting Procedures I
CULA 103 - Professional Chef I3    
COMX 115 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
or WRIT 101W - College Writing I
NUTR 221CS - Basic Human Nutrition  3  
CULA 161 - Meats and Vegetables  3  
CULA 104 - Professional Chef II  4  
CULA 157 - Pantry and Garde Manager  3  
CULA 298 - Internship    3
Year Total: 15 13 3
Year 2Credits
NUTR 226 - Food Fundamentals3    
CULA 165 -
CULA 248 -
CULA 250 - Hospitality Supervision and Customer Service3    
Year Total: 6    
Total Program Credits: 37