Welcome to the Culinary Arts Program!

Whether you’re interested in Culinary Arts or Pastry Arts or becoming an Entrepreneur,  you are about to embark on a journey that will prepare you for a competitive job market. You will find we offer a well‐rounded, comprehensive education to get you industry ready. Good Luck!

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Ready to start your Culinary or Pastry education? We’re here to help guide you.

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Attention all Culinary and Pastry Arts Students

At this time, all ACC campuses are open for limited access this Fall. We hope that everyone is monitoring their ACCmail accounts for updates from the college, their instructors, and the department.

For additional questions and FAQ, please visit ACC’s Coronavirus – Student Information page. For additional student resources including assistance in obtaining basic household supplies, check out our Covid-19 Resource page.

The Culinary Arts Faculty and Staff have limited access to campus and students, but are available via email and Google Hangouts. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding. We are all in this together! 

Stay safe!

Spring 2021 Advising

Spring advising will start in early October 2020 and run through Friday, January 15, 2021.

Visit the Culinary Advisors page for more information.

If you have general questions about the program, feel free to contact culinary@austincc.edu.

Fall 2020 Important Dates

Fall 2020 Registration Dates
Current/Former Students – June 8th – August 23rd
New ACC Students – June 15th – August 23rd

Tuition Deadline
August 10, 2020 at 11:59pm

Semester Dates

1st-8 Weeks:  August 24th – October 18th
16 Weeks:  August 24th – December 13th
2nd-8 Weeks: October 19th – December 13th


1st-8 Weeks:  70%: September 2nd  –  25%: September 4th
16 Weeks:  70%: September 14th  –  25%: September 21st
2nd-8 Weeks:  70%: October 28th  –  25%: October 30th

Withdraw Dates

1st-8 Weeks:  October 12th
16 Weeks:  November  19th
2nd-8 Weeks:  December 7th

Culinary Arts Spring 2021 Orientation Session


New Culinary and Pastry students (and Hospitality students registering for CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation) are required to attend the Culinary Arts Orientation. You will learn about uniformtools, Code of Conduct, and helpful academic resources.


Culinary and Pastry Arts Club

Where can you find a place to meet your fellow culinary/pastry arts students, network, learn about volunteer opportunities and participate in fun, educational activities? Come check out our new ACC Culinary/Pastry Arts Club! We are geared to students/alumni of the ACC Culinary & Pastry Arts Programs, but any ACC Students with an interest in culinary/pastry arts are welcome to join us. Visit ACC Student Life Organization page to sign-up for the Club.

The Culinary and Pastry Arts Club is planning our first event.  Stay tuned!