Hospitality & Culinary Arts

Degree & Certificate Programs

Lincoln Land Community College offers a variety of programs in the hospitality field.

Students desiring to enter the field of Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts can earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Lincoln Land also offers academic credit certifications in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry.

Click on each program offered below to learn more about it or contact Nancy Sweet, Culinary Center Operations Manager, at 217.786.4613 or by email  at Nancy.Sweet@llcc.edu.


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Bistro Verde Café

Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student run café, is currently closed for the semester.  It will reopen in the fall semester as Bistro To Go, with soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee drinks available for take away.  In the spring, it operates as a sit-down restaurant.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for opening dates and times for the fall semester service.


Epicuriosity 101

Are you curious about food? Like where to buy a purple carrot, how to make the perfect bar-b-que sauce for your summer grilling, what to cook with your kids, or when to plant the seeds of future juicy, ripe tomatoes? Follow Jay, Marnie and Nancy from Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) each week as we share recipes and stories, and answer your questions about food. Food is our job and our passion. We’ll follow the seasons to connect you with the food, methods and land of central Illinois. We’ll offer practical information and give you the tools needed to be successful in the kitchen, to be healthy, and to find new reasons to love your food.


More information on ServSafe Food Service Sanitation Classes for the Illinois Food Service Manager Certificate


fb-icon-100To stay current on events and to learn more about happenings in our program, like the LLCC Culinary Arts & Hospitality page on Facebook!

Read articles and news programs that have featured the LLCC Culinary Arts program.


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!

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