Student-Run Dining Programs
In higher education, more than seven different options are available for culinary, in and around the Orange County area. The culinary programs at LONG BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CYPRESS COLLEGE, ORANGE COAST COLLEGE, and CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY POMONA are focused on creating the “best cooks” in pastry and savory on their way to being powerhouse chefs. THE ART INSTITUTE and the CULINARY LAB GROUP, members of the private sector, fill some of the cracks in classroom education as well as online.
With the back of house set, CYPRESS and OCC strive to prepare a great hospitality crew along with CSULB and CSU POMONA, offering restaurant and hospitality management education as well. The CSUs take it a step further as they offer master programs available for their students. There has been no greater opportunity for a budding chef.