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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.

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.

Enter the job market quickly

The one-year Culinary Arts Technical Certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in a wide range of commercial food preparation facilities.

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