As the third-largest national industry and the largest in the state of Maine, the food industry estimates more than 60,000 additional chefs will be needed each year in the United States. SMCC’s Culinary Arts program offers instruction in food preparation and service to supply these demands. Here, you’ll learn from our talented faculty who have extensive experience in the field and are connected business partners in Maine’s thriving culinary arts scene and beyond. Whether you’re looking to build the educational foundation for a new job or ready for a career change, it’s time to get started.
Jada: Culinary Arts
I chose SMCC 'cus I knew that they were accredited by the ACF, which is the "American Culinary Federation." I'm not going to get that at any other schools in the state of Maine unless I want to pay big bucks for it.
With the Culinary Arts Program working on the ocean, we get seafood fresh all the time, which is an amazing product to work with. Once a month, we have chefs come in and visit us and discuss what they're working on.
Working with the chefs around here, having that connection in this area, having so many opportunities in the food industry -- helped me to realize that this was definitely the place that I wanted to be and that I had made the right choice.
Southern Maine Community College. It's time.
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