Home Page SFCC's 30th Anniversary
Design photo

Culinary Arts Program - School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Culinary Arts
Certificate (CERT) in Culinary Arts
Certificate (CERT) in Patissier

New this year: SFCC's Culinary Arts Garden is producing fresh, organic vegetables for use in the Culinary Arts labs and kitchens. See how you can get involved at www.sfcc.edu/garden.

SFCC Students Really Cook!

Culinary Arts Students Bake for a Grade
Did you ever want to be a commercial baker? These SFCC Culinary Arts students performed deliciously at their final exam on April 18! Students, staff and faculty were invited to share in the feast after instructors graded the students' offerings. View Commercial Baking Final Exam image gallery.

Watch This Chef...
SFCC alum Owen Aguilar is a "chef to watch," according to judges of the prestigious James Beard Awards for New Mexico Chefs. Aguilar completed the Culinary Arts program and was immediately scooped up by the Vinaigrette restaurant in Albuquerque. Read article "Cooking up a Storm" from  New Mexico Magazine.

About the Program

If the kitchen has always been your favorite room in the house, then a career in culinary arts could bring you a taste of success. The culinary arts program is a hands-on professional program designed to give you the skills you need for a career in culinary arts. The Culinary Arts Institute is committed to delivering world-class instruction in all areas of the hospitality industry, including pastries, hot and cold kitchens, dining room and bar, cost controls and management, restaurant design, nutrition, and sanitation and safety.

Graduates of Santa Fe Community College are in high demand in Santa Fe kitchens, and current graduates earn $12-to-$15 per hour. Sous chef salaries in Santa Fe vary from $25,000 to $32,000. Executive chefs in the area earn between $50,000 and $100,000 or more.

Read Culinary Arts Faculty Bios

Business and Technologies majors graphic
Culinary Arts

Career Opportunities:

  • Line cook
  • Saucier
  • Salad chef
  • Banquet chef
  • Pastry chef
  • Demonstration chef
  • Wine steward
  • Food manager
  • Dining room manager
  • Social caterer
  • Consultant Health inspector
  • Event planner
  • Commercial production manager



For more information, please contact Michelle Roetzer, Lead Instructor, Culinary Arts Program, 505-428-1435, michelle.roetzer@sfcc.edu.

Santa Fe Community College | 6401 Richards Ave. | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 | 505-428-1000
Empower Students, Strengthen Community. | Empoderar a los Estudiantes, Fortalecer a la Comunidad.