University of Alaska Anchorage

  • 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 bakery cart opens next week, Thursday, January 21st!

The beginning baking students are hard at work getting production-ready.

A few changes this semester: We are only taking online orders and online payments. No walk-up service; please call 786-1122 when you arrive to pick up and a student will bring the order out to your car.
What remains the same: Please wear a mask when a student brings the order out to you. The online ordering system is available from 9:45 am-noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Pickup begins at 10 am. (Cart opens 1/21.) We sell until noon or until we are sold out.
To order: (If the page says that it is still not available at that time, try refreshing the page.) Call 786-1122 if you run into any difficulties.
Thank you for your support!


 Check out the tab, "Courses for Culinary Enthusiasts" to see our special course offerings that are open to the community. 




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

Spring 2021 

  • Indian Cuisine 1/30 - 2/13

    Course runs Saturday's 10 am - 4 pm

    Learn to make traditional regional Indian Cuisine in this hands-on class. In class, we will cover spice identification, regional ingredients and techniques used in Indian cuisine.

  • World Cheese & Wine Pairings 2/16 - 3/4

    Course runs Tuesday's and Thursdays,  3 pm- 5:30 pm

    Explore a variety of cheeses and discover the perfect wine pairings in this fun course. Students must be 21 to enroll in this course

  • Elevate Your Knife Skills 2/19 - 3/5

    Course runs Friday's 9 am - 3 pm

    Learn basic knife skills and cooking techniques while working on recipe understanding and execution. Build knowledge about basic flavor balancing and food handling.

  • Food Truck Basics 3/1 - 4/18

    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.

  • The Art of Meal Prepping 4/10 - 4/24

    Course runs Monday's 9 am- 3 pm

    Learn current cooking techniques, portions sizes, and modifications for classic favorites. Develop your cooking skills for nutrient-dense meals for a balanced lifestyle. This section is offered concurrently with another section of a similar course.


The Bakery Cart will re-open on January 21, 2021!


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

Culinary Boot Camp for Youth

Culinary boot camp

Check back for updates for Summer 2021 Boot Camp Dates.


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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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. Lucy's will be open again in the Spring 2021 Semester! 


Want to know what happens day-to-day in Culinary Arts? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! 

Lucy's Restaurant Information




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

Employee Highlight

"I love my job! Advising students in the AAS Culinary Arts and BA Hospitality Administration programs is so incredibly rewarding. I am continually amazed at the talent of these students and even more so with the endless opportunities, there are for these students in the industry once they graduate. We have cutting edge facilities for our students and faculty that are highly experienced in the industry and the classroom, several of which are graduates from our program. 

-Whitney Flores, Student Success Advisor, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Administration