Your First Steps into a Career in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Industry Begin Here

  • 14 classes
  • 63 credits
  • 1 Diploma

The Career you’ve always wanted


take the path
to a rewarding career

  • Chef/Head Cook
  • Food Preparation Worker
  • Food Service Manager
  • First-Line Supervisor/Manager
  • Institution or Cafeteria Cook
  • Private Cook/Chef

complete your
Culinary Arts Diploma

through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, online instruction, or a combination of both.

total required for graduation

63
credits

14
classes

Core Requirements

Required Courses
CUL111
Culinary Theory and Sanitation
CUL121
Kitchen Fundamentals
CUL140
Introduction to Cooking Techniques
CUL142
Garde Manger
CUL150
Sauces,Soups,&Stocks
CUL152
Elements of Entree Production
CUL160
Fundamentals of Baking
CUL162
Pastry Arts
CUL170
Advanced Culinary Theory
CUL210
Nutrition & Menu Planning
CUL215
Dining Room Service
CUL271
Culinary Skills Externship I
HOS270
Hospitality Supervision

Electives

Select One Course
BUS100
Introduction to Business
BUS112
Principles of Accounting I
CUL%
HOS291
Current Topics in Hotel & Restaurant I
HOS292
Current Topics in Hotel & Restaurant II
HOS293
Current Topics in Hotel & Restaurant III
HOS294
Current Topics in Hotel & Restaurant IV
Earn Your ACAPD
on Your Time
CampusOnline

On Campus or online

Where our classes are offered

Time

5 - 10 weeks

Time needed to complete a class

Calander

18 Months

Time needed to finish a diploma

Meet the Faculty

Krystle Carter
Faculty Lead

Faculty Lead
Baltimore General Education

Alireza Khorsand
Faculty/Advisor

Faculty/Advisor
Falls Church School of Business Administration

Deborah Schiavone
Program Director

Program Director
Falls Church School of Nursing

Erik Walton
Faculty/Advisor

Faculty/Advisor
Glen Allen General Education

Jon Kerbaugh
Campus Dean

Title: Campus Dean
Campus: Alexandria Academics Administrative

apply what you’ve learned through

capstone projects

  • professional research
  • cumulative application
  • real world solutions
Team Environment

Team environment

we are ready

at stratford university.

are you

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