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What will I learn?

The Culinary Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the culinary industry.

Valencia’s unique program is the only degree-granting culinary program in Orlando and is housed in a 61,000-square-foot facility that includes banquet rooms, a high-tech demonstration kitchen with 20 fully equipped workstations, and a state-of-the-art production kitchen. Valencia’s Program provides you with some of the best chefs in the industry as your teachers, and takes a well-rounded approach, with instruction ranging from sanitation to nutritional analysis, to the basic elements for great classical, international and American cuisine. Whether you are interested in learning the skills to become a great culinary chef, or you are interested in upgrading your culinary talents, Valencia’s Culinary Management program has something for you.

Learn How To

  • Cook, supervise cooks and kitchen personnel
  • Create recipes for healthy cuisine including classical, international and American regional cuisine
  • Plan menus, estimate food needs, order the proper amount of food, track costs and trend analysis
  • Prepare and produce quality food with an emphasis on presentation

Job Outlook

Students have the extraordinary advantage of beginning their culinary careers in one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the world—with some of the best restaurants, and dining establishments, theme parks and resorts in which to work. Excellent career opportunities are also available in catering and banquet services.

Potential Careers

  • Culinary Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Kitchen Supervisor/Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Steward
  • Lead Cook
  • Prep Cook

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023


Winter Park Campus

850 West Morse Blvd,



32789, United States

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023


Osceola Campus

1800 Denn John Lane,



34744, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Valencia College

Florida means easy access to beautiful beaches, sunshine throughout the year, iconic theme parks, top restaurants and excellent shopping amenities.

  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in Downtown Orlando

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