Culinary Students
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CULINARY ARTS

Love the excitement of cooking, baking, and serving great food? The ever-expanding culinary industries need a dedicated and skilled workforce. From fine dining to catered events and even the growing popularity of food trucks, UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program prepares students for the stimulating culinary field. Our graduates have attained positions at 5-star resorts and restaurants, opened independent businesses, and starred in top cooking shows.

UHMC Culinary Arts Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to teach in a nurturing student-centered environment. Our charge is to prepare our students for success in life and career by providing them the foundational skills of our profession. We hope to inspire our students to celebrate the diversity of food and cultures throughout the world and elevate their knowledge and appreciation of culinary arts.

Culinary Students

Program Information

The Culinary Arts career-ladder program is based on three levels of competencies offered in two specialty areas: Culinary Arts and Baking. The competency-based instruction focuses on skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for success in the hospitality industry.

Degrees that can be earned:

  • Certificate of Competence (CO)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

2019 Graduates & Placement Numbers
Annual Culinary Program Review
2017-2018 Maui College Graduation Targets

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CULN in the Press

Chef Cheech featured on the SoCal Restaurant Show

Listen to this! Great interview with Chef Cheech conducted by SoCal Radio’s Restaurant Show host Andy Harris. It was broadcast live from the Big Island Chocolate Festival.

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LEIS FAMILY CLASS ACT RESTAURANT AT UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I MAUI COLLEGE RECEIVES A SLEW OF ACCOLADES FROM OPENTABLE

OpenTable’s Top 10 Diners’ Choice Hawai‘i lists have been announced. And Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawai’i Maui College is the #1 Best Overall for both Maui and the state of Hawai‘i.

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UHMC CULINARY ARTS STUDENTS COOK WITH MULTI-AWARD-WINNING SEATTLE CHEF/RESTAURATEUR/COOKBOOK AUTHOR RENEE ERICKSON

Fresh Hama Hama oysters from Washington State and pan sautéed halibut were on the menu when multi-award-winning Seattle Chef/Restaurateur/Cookbook author Renee Erickson (see bio info below) visited the University of Hawai’i Maui College Culinary Arts program on February 20.

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CULN in the Press

Featured on MauiNow.com

Our Leis Family Class Act restaurant, in the Pa’ina Building on the UH Maui campus, was recently featured on MauiNow.com. Students from the Advanced Cooking and Dining Room courses come together to serve a lavish lunch two times a week during the semester, honing skills in both the front and back of the house. Check out the accompanying video, or read the story using the link below.

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Culinary Students learning from Chef Tom Lelli

Culinary Gear

Uniforms, shoes, & knife sets

For information regarding appropriate purchase of program approved standard uniforms, shoes, and knife sets, contact the culinary arts counselor. Culinary majors are assessed $180 per term (prorated for part-time).

Culinary Tools
Culinary Uniforms

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Program Outcomes and Success Measures

The Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts is a 72-credit program. The data below refers to the completion of the program within 150% of the program length as measured in credits (within 3 years).

Student graduation rate within 3 years: 53%

Student job placement rate: 73%

Students eligible to obtain ACF certification by graduation: None

Student graduation rate within 3 years: 29%

Student job placement rate: 76%

Students eligible to obtain ACF certification by graduation: None

Take The Next Step

Request more information about this program or contact the Program Coordinator to learn more:

Teresa Shurilla
(808) 984-3683
shurilla@hawaii.edu

Course Schedules

View a month-by-month schedule of courses, as well as descriptions for each.

Scholarships

View our current scholarship opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Academic Counseling

Kulamanu Ishihara
808-984-3272
vorhies@hawaii.edu

@uhmcculinaryarts