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!

Get Started! Ready to start your Culinary or Pastry education? We’re here to help guide you.  Find out more.


Effective immediately (Spring 2021), the Culinary Arts Department is now located on the Highland Campus.

If you have registered for Spring 2021 classes, please review your meeting location
as some classes are meeting face-to-face and some are virtual meetings.

Feel free to contact the department with any questions or concerns. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all very soon. Stay safe!

Attention all Culinary and Pastry Arts Students

At this time, all ACC campuses are open for limited access. 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 Coronavirus Information Page.
Students will find
Corona Remote Student Support here.

The Culinary Arts Faculty and Staff have limited access to campus, 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…Has closed.

We will advise for Summer 2021 starting Monday, March 22, 2021.

Spring Semester Dates
16 Weeks:  January 19th – May 16th
1st-8 Weeks:  January 19th – March 14th
Spring Break: March 15th – 19th
2nd-8 Weeks: March 22nd – May 16th


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

Spring 2021 – Additional Important Dates


Semester 100% Refund
Drop Date
70% Refund
Drop Date
25% Refund
Drop Date
1st 8-Weeks Jan. 18th Jan. 28th Feb. 1st
16 Weeks Jan. 18th Feb. 8th Feb. 15th
2nd 8-Weeks March 21st March 31st April 2nd

Withdraw Dates
1st-8 Weeks:  March 8th
16 Weeks:  April 26th
2nd-8 Weeks:  May 10th

Culinary Arts Spring 2021 Orientation Session

All Culinary and Pastry students (and Hospitality students registering for CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation) are required to participate in online Culinary Arts Orientation before the start of the semester by reading all sections and watching all videos. Students must submit all required documents and orientation acknowledgement to show participation.  

Questions or concerns should be send to adriana.thompson@austincc.edu.

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.