Culinary Arts


culinary student making cookiesAre you a creative person who loves food? Check out Culinary Arts, a two-year, six credit program, where you will learn many of the skills the culinary profession is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in state-of-the-art foods and bakery labs equipped with all of the tools and equipment found in a modern commercial kitchen and bakery, and you will even have the opportunity to cater events at local venues!

In addition to going straight to the work force, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their courses! Further your education at a community college, technical school or university.

Some schools offer programs in Culinary and baking & Pastry Arts:
TCC Norfolk Campus
Johnson and Wales
Culinary Institute of Virginia
Culinary Institute of America
Stratford University
Art Institute
Sullivan University
and many more!!!

Line Cook
Executive Chef
Pastry Chef/Baker
Personal Chef
Banquet Manager


All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Culinary Arts!

The following restaurants and hotels are a sampling of those who have employed our students as interns in culinary and pastry positions:

  • Catch 31
  • Pi-zzeria
  • Zinc Brasserie
  • Founder's Inn
  • Lesner Inn Catering
  • Distinctive Gourmet (VB Convention Center)
  • Twisted Sisters
  • Zoe's Kitchen
  • Braise
  • Ntelos Pavilion
  • Scope/Chrysler Hall
  • Harris Teeter
  • Mahi Mah's
  • Rock Fish
  • The Homestead
  • Lynnhaven Fishhouse
  • Havana
  • Leaping Lizard
  • Whole Foods
  • Starbucks
  • Whiskey Kitchen
  • Season's Best Bakery
  • VB Hilton


chefs ausderau and reed Chef Patrick Reed
Chef Diana Ausderau