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The Hawaii Community College Culinary Arts Program is designed to provide the technical knowledge and basic skills training for students choosing to enter the culinary field, as well as upgrade those already employed in the food service industry. Hands-on laboratory training reinforces theoretical knowledge and prepares graduates for positions in professional food service careers. With job experience, graduates of the Culinary Arts program may advance to positions as chefs, kitchen managers, and restaurant managers. Successful completion of the first level Certificate of Completion allows students to continue to the Certificate of Achievement and/or to the Associate in Applied Science degree program. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for American Culinary Federation “Certified Culinarian” certificate.

Degree, Certificate, or Credential Earned

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Certificate of Competence
Certificate of Achievement

Entrance Requirements / Prerequisites

High School Degree or Equivalent


Hawai'i County

Provided By

5. HARIETT (Waikoloa Beach Marriott & Royal Kona)

Training Location

Hawaii Community College, Hilo Campus
Some classes may be available at Palamanui Campus as well.

Training Category

Culinary Arts

Program Dates

Ongoing - Classes start in August and January each year.

Total Hours


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