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Culinary Management

IRSC has one of the most affordable and best culinary schools in Florida. With a degree in Culinary Management, students will learn the skills required to manage restaurants and kitchens at a high level. 

Prepare to become a chef or culinary professional at one of the best schools in Florida! Learn classical cuisine, international and regional foods, baking and pastries, catering and banquet management, and more.  For more information, contact Debbie Midkiff at 772-226-2698 or

Complete one of our programs to manage a kitchen or restaurant—from planning menus to pricing meals, preparing food, performing inventory, coordinating staff, and ensuring quality and safety.

A.S. Degree in Culinary Management

Chef's Apprentice Certificate

Culinary Arts Certificate

Culinary Arts Management Operations Certificate

Culinary Operations Apprenticeship

Employment Outlook

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Culinary Management

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Culinary Management A.S.

Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC.

Technical (College Credit) Certificates

Earn valuable Technical (College Credit) Certificates at the same time you’re completing an A.S. Degree—get double the value and additional credentials by completing these blocks of courses.

Career Training

Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in 150-hour modules. Apprenticeship programs feature on-the-job training.

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