Culinary Arts


All new culinary students are required to complete a program orientation prior to being given permission to register for any CUL or HRM prefix class. Students should have completed all academic advisement meetings including prerequisite testing if needed and have their CPCC profile and transcripts in place. The orientation will present information about the CPCC student file, faculty advisor information, program progression and structure, tools and uniform requirements, technical, attendance and academic standards. The orientation usually lasts about two hours. Please contact Chef Rob Marilla, Program Chair, to verify you are eligible for the program orientation at 704.330.6341 or .

We're hosting the orientation in the Van Every Culinary Arts Building, on Central Campus, 425 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC, on the following date:

Monday, February 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 11:00 a.m.


The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has identified Central Piedmont Community College’s associate degree program in Culinary Arts as “exemplary.” The Culinary Arts program at CPCC qualified as an exemplary program after undergoing the process of renewing its accreditation earlier this year. CPCC met or exceeded nationally recognized American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) standards for eligibility, program mission and goals, organization and administration, faculty and staff, curriculum, facilities, student services, and internal assessments.

Exceptional Features of the Culinary Arts Program

  • Learn on state of the art equipment
  • Experience a variety of settings; classroom, lab and work-study
  • Produce fantastic culinary creations using the best products available
  • Learn from proven industry professionals who have seen it all
  • Enjoy small class settings and individual attention to help achieve your career goals

Programs of Study

The following Programs of Study are offered in the Culinary Arts curriculum: