Your Culinary Career Starts Here

At the Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts, you will learn in a creative and supportive environment while you develop a wide range of culinary skills. You’ll work alongside our dedicated professional chef-instructors, who have a wealth of real-world experience. As a student, you’ll learn fundamental culinary theories and concepts and get practical, hands-on training in our professionally equipped teaching kitchens and student externship program. When you graduate, you’ll be well-prepared to start on your path as a culinary professional

About Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts

  • Choose from an associate degree in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts*
  • Small classes taught by industry experienced faculty in our “students first" environment
  • One class at a time
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify
  • Online access - your general education classes may be taken 100% online
  • *Programs vary by campus

Culinary Programs

Associate of Science in Culinary Arts

  • Program provides students with a broad range of culinary theory and practical experience
  • Learn principles of food service production and sanitation, nutrition, contemporary and international cuisines, and baking and pastry
  • Work closely with our accomplished chef-instructors in industry-current kitchens
  • Gain valuable on-the-job training and opportunities with the student externship program

The AS in Culinary Arts program is ideal for those seeking entry-level positions in restaurants, hotels, clubs and resorts, and more.

Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts

  • Gain technical and practical experience with skilled instructors on the art and science of baking
  • Learn to use the tools and equipment to create cakes, frozen desserts, yeast bread, and laminated dough, pastries, confections and more
  • Prepare for success in the foodservice industry with knowledge of supervisory skills, food sanitation, and nutrition
  • Gain valuable experience in a real-world culinary setting with our student externship program

AS in Baking and Pastry Arts graduates can pursue entry-level career opportunities at hotels, resorts, bakeries, restaurants, wholesale pastry shops and more.

Campus Locations

  • Melbourne, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL


Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts, Melbourne, Sarasota, and Tallahassee campuses are accredited by the American Culinary Federation, Inc., 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, Florida 32095, (904) 824-4468,

The A.S. in Culinary Arts degree program at the Melbourne, Sarasota, and Tallahassee campuses are recognized as exemplary by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

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