A vegetarian culinary arts degree will prepare you for a hands-on career in the very diverse field of food preparation. Whether your passion is in the front or back of the house, over the fire or as a restaurant owner, in a classroom teaching the finer points of a soufflé or showcasing your cutting edge knife skills in a studio, a degree in vegetarian culinary arts will put you on the fast track to reaching your goals. Unique to Southern, the program emphasis will be on vegan and vegetarian food preparations for a balanced, health-promoting diet.
Complete course descriptions can be found in the current catalog or in this document.
RELB 125 or RELT 177 - Religion
NOND 101 - Southern Connections
VGCA 151 - Food Safety and Sanitation
VGCA 161 - Introduction to Culinary Arts and Skills
VGCA 146 - Professional Cooking: Appetizers I (Elective)
CHEM 111 - Survey of Chemistry I w Lab
HIST 174 or 175
VGCA 192 - Vegetarian Culinary Arts Internship
Interested candidates must apply and first be accepted as a student at Southern Adventist University and then apply for acceptance into the Vegetarian Culinary Arts program.
Strong candidates will display a passion for food and its preparation, will exhibit a strong work ethic and interest in a hands-on career, will be very career focused, and relish the opportunity to participate in an intense and fast paced academic progarm. Some previous experience in the food industry is highly recommended.
Email: Crystal Whitten