Culinary Arts and Hospitality Administration

  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality Administration

    The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Administration Division helps students acquire the culinary skills, management skills, and hospitality finesse for a career in the hospitality and food service industry.



The application deadline for fall admissions is July 15th. 



Lucy's Restaraunt at UAA logo

 Photo of the outside of Lucy's Restaraunt at UAA

Enjoy an elegant meal at UAA's student-run restaurant, Lucy's. Our Culinary Arts students develop sophisticated menus and provide an excellent fine dining experience on campus. 

Thank you all that dined with us this spring! We look forward to seeing you this fall when Lucy's opens again! 

Lucy's Restaurant Information



We offer a variety of 1-credit hands-on courses that are open to the community and all UAA students, staff, and faculty. Our courses are fun, engaging, and hands-on. All equipment and product are provided for students enrolled in these courses.

UAA works hard to keep students safe by following all municipal, state, and CDC mandates. Our hands-on courses have a limited capacity to ensure proper social distancing. Masks are mandatory in class.
If you have any questions on how to register for classes as a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student contact Whitney Flores
  •   Summer Offering: Food Truck Basics 6/24 - 7/31
    Summer Semester

    This is a asynchronous online course. 

    This course provides an introduction to food truck start-ups and management. This course covers truck selection, equipment and maintenance, health codes, permitting, licensing and legal considerations, menu development, marketing, site selection, vendor associations, and concept development.

  • Fall Offering: Basic & Classic Cakes 10/8-10/16
    Fall Semester

    Course runs Fridays 5:30 pm-3 pm, Saturdays 10 am-4 pm

    This class will focus on how to bake the perfect cake and how to frost it beautifully with traditional buttercream icing! Learn how to make a variety of buttercreams to encase your cake in and create eye-appealing piped garnishes to include flowers, ribbons and so much more. 

  •  Fall Offering: South East Asian Cuisine 11/6-11/20
    Fall Semester

    Course runs Saturdays 10 am-4 pm

    Explore the regional cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand and other SE Asian countries in this 3 class series. Learn ingredient identification and techniques to master this wonderful cuisine. 


Culinary Boot Camp for Youth

Culinary boot camp

We regret to inform you that Culinary Boot Camp for Summer 2021 is cancelled. We hope to see you next summer! 


Celebrity Chef Invitational v2.0!

 We are pleased to announce the launch of the Celebrity Chef Invitational v2.0 website! This year we would like to thank you for all of your support over the past 27 years of CCI and look forward to your continued support into the future. 

As our lives are impacted by COVID-19 on many different levels, we feel this is an opportune time to show you the results of your donations…past, present and future! Visit the website for monthly highlights in the form of short videos, photos and stories of the Culinary Arts program, students and alumni, and our supporters.

Visit our CCI Crowdfunding page to see what's happening in our program and how you can help support our current culinary and hospitality students. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Chef Kellie Puff at

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The Bakery Cart is closed until the Fall 2021 semester.

Thank you for all of your support and students look forward to serving you next semester!

 People lined up to purchase baked goods from UAA Culinary Students bakery cart






Contact Us

Faculty & Staff Directory

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Administration Division
University of Alaska Anchorage
3400 Seawolf Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-1487
Fax: (907) 786-1402