Restaurant kitchens are fast-paced environments, requiring efficient, practiced and accurate skills, and the hands-on approach in our two Culinary Arts programs will enable you to experience exactly what those environments are all about.Our food philosophy mirrors that of Portland's – and the country's – best restaurants. Fresh. Seasonal. Farm-to-table. Local. Organic. Quality. And our students get to put it all into practice at our own open-to-the-public fine-dining restaurant before embarking on a professional externship.It's all designed to equip students with the skills and confidence needed to immediately start pursuing their dream career.Culinary Management Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)64 WeeksYou have dreams. Running your own kitchen. Maybe owning your own restaurant, food cart or catering business. This is the program for you.The AAS program focuses on culinary management, from the fundamentals of preparing good food to running a successful business, and can prepare you for a fulfilling career in the exciting food and hospitality industry.Culinary Arts Diploma32 WeeksA shorter program designed to get students out and into the workforce quickly.The program focuses on the development of fundamental cooking skills and techniques and is designed to prepare students for working in a variety of industry settings.In just 32 weeks, you can be well on your way toward real restaurant work.