Chefs · Bakers · Caterers · Restaurant Managers · Hotel Supervisors
Key Program Features
Prepare for a career with the second largest private-sector employer in the United States. LLCC’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs offer students the same learning experience at a fraction of the cost of other culinary schools. Classes are small and are taught by skilled industry professionals and/or chefs in a state-of-the-art facility. Students experience operating a real restaurant/kitchen in LLCC’s own Bistro Verde Cafe, which is open to the public. Career opportunities include baker, bartender, caterer, executive chef, hostess, line cook, pastry chef, prep cook, private chef, server and sous chef. Graduates of our programs are experiencing successful careers as professional chefs in resorts and restaurants, catering chefs, cruise line chefs, baking and pastry chefs, dining room managers, restaurant managers and operators, and hotel managers and supervisors.
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According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry is projected to add 1.3 million jobs by 2023. Salaries for culinary and baking employees start at $9-$12 per hour, while front-of-house hospitality employees can start upwards of $15 per hour depending on where they work. Most culinary and baking professionals see a substantial increase in salary within three years of working in the industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for chefs and head cooks in May 2016 was $43,180, while food service managers had a median annual wage of $50,820.
Degree and Certificate Programs
Get a detailed listing of required courses for each of these programs:
Get more information on ServSafe Food Service Sanitation Classes for the Illinois Food Service Manager Certificate.
Lincoln Land Community College also offers non-credit community education cooking and baking classes, as well as Bistro Verde dinners, through the Culinary Institute. Visit the Culinary Institute page for more information on these classes!
Investment in Your Future
Tuition and Fees: $7,755
Associate Degree in Culinary Arts (60 credits)
Tuition and Fees: $8,239
Culinary Arts Culinary Manager Certificate (39 credits)
Tuition and Fees: $6723
Culinary Arts First Cook Certificate (26 credits)
Tuition and Fees: $3,685
Baking and Pastry Certificate (27.5 credits)
Baking and Pastry Kit: $153
Ready to get started? Fill out an online admission application.
To stay current on events and to learn more about happenings in our program, like the LLCC Culinary Arts & Hospitality page on Facebook!
Some programs, including Baking and Pastry • Certificate of Completion, Culinary Manager • Certificate of Achievement and First Cook • Certificate of Completion, fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).