Culinary Arts Hero

Culinary Arts A.A.S.


The ingredients for a culinary career.

Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts at NSCC

Nashville State’s two-year Culinary Arts A.A.S. degree prepares students for careers as chefs and culinary professionals in the dynamic cooking and baking industry. Develop the skills to run a successful kitchen from the necessary cooking techniques to the business side of purchasing, cost control, sanitation, nutrition and supervision.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Culinary Arts program is to prepare students to meet the strong demand for trained culinarians (cooks, bakers, chefs, and pastry chefs). A Culinary Arts degree from Nashville State is a great way to start a career in the fabulous world of food and cuisine.


The Culinary Arts program at Nashville State is preparing students for Nashville's growing culinary and hospitality industries. Students graduate with a solid and professional foundation, ready to enter the workforce. I highly recommend Nashville State to anyone who wants to develop their career.

— Chef Max Knoepfel, Executive Chef of Music City Center

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Culinary Arts Programs

Nashville State has a variety of Culinary Arts programs available to fit your needs and schedule.

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