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Culinary Arts

Monday, June 17, 2024

UA-PTC Culinary Student

CAHMI Mission

The mission of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (CAHMI) is to deliver education, experience, and excellence through high- quality academic programs that meet stakeholder needs in a global market.

CAHMI Vision

Cultivate lifelong careers and future industry leaders with accessible and affordable training.

The University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute provides an intensive, comprehensive course of study in the culinary arts. The programs are designed to prepare students for professional careers in the foodservice industry. The courses integrate classical and modern culinary techniques with strong kitchen management skills.

The UA-PTC Culinary Arts programs emphasize procedures as well as the evolution and diversity of the culinary arts. Students in these hands-on programs will master the preparation of breads, pastries, desserts, appetizers, soups, sauces, garde manger, charcuterie, and entrees. They learn to identify, fabricate, and portion meats, poultry and seafood. In addition to practicing modern and classical techniques, the programs provide students with professional kitchen management knowledge. They learn essential skills such as appropriate sanitation, hygiene and safety procedures, cost control management, and styles of table service.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify principles of menu and food service facility layout and design.
  • Understand where food comes from, differences in growing practices and how to prepare a seasonal menu.
  • Demonstrate and discuss the differences in cuisines and ingredients used around the world.
  • Prepare regional, international, and classical cuisine dishes and demonstrate an understanding of how they are utilized in the contemporary food service industry.
  • Develop skills integral to success in the food industry including speed, stamina, dexterity, and timing.

Curriculum Requirements for Programs

Program Costs

Program Assessment: Plans and Results


Robert Hall
Lead Culinary Instructor

Jamie McAfee
Instructor of Culinary

Marquis Thompson
Instructor of Culinary


American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accredited Program - Culinary Arts 

The UA-PTC Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.

Program Recognition

7/2/19 - UA–PTC Culinary School Receives WorldChef Recognition, Best Choice Schools ranking

6/29/2019 - Worldchefs Recognition of Quality Culinary Education Certificate