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.

Announcements

 

We are celebrating 50 years as a department!

 

This year's Celebrity Chef Invitational will be April 23, 2023 featuring our alumni Nate Bentley, owner of Altura in Anchorage. 

 

 

The Bakery Cart opens on September 8th!

Culinary Courses for Education

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.

Current students and community members are welcome to sign up for these course. If you are not currently a student at UAA you will need to apply as a Non-Degree-Seeking student. Processing times are 1-5 business days. 
 
If you have any questions on how to register for classes as a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student contact Whitney Flores wdlowell@alaska.edu or 786-1409. 
 
*Only the cost of the course is listed. Please review UAA's Tuition and Fees page to learn more about other associated costs. 
 
  • Fall Offering Knife Skills 9/3-9/17  

    Fall Semester

    Students will learn proper safe knife handling skills, food safety/sanitation, various cutting techniques (Mise en Place), cooking techniques, culinary terminology, equipment identification and learn how to read a recipe. 

    Tuition Cost for course: $282 + $120 lab fee (fee pays for product used in course)

  •   Fall Offering CannaBasics 9/13-9/29

    Fall Semester

    This introductory course to culinary cannabis will include: gaining proficiency in cannabis terminology, identifying plant anatomy and its corresponding uses, researching proper decarboxylation and infusion techniques, and applying the correct formulas to achieve desired results.

    *You must be 21 to take this class

    * *There will be no handling or consumption of cannabis in this class. We will work theoretically or with approved substitutions in recipes.

    Tuition Cost for course: $282 + $120 lab fee (fee pays for product used in course)

  • Fall Offering Whole Hog: Farm to Table   9/24-10/08

    Fall Semester

    Join Chef Noah as he guides you through the process of butchering a whole big and how to utilize each part to make delicious dishes. 

    *There is limited seating in this course

    Tuition cost for course: $282 + $250 lab fee (fee pays for portion of the hog and other product used)

  • Fall Offering International Cuisine 10/15-10/29

    Fall Semester

    Learn traditional cooking methods and ingredients from Ethiopia, Asia, Europe along with some US regional specialties. learn traditional cooking methods and ingredients from Ethiopia, Asia, Europe along with some US regional specialties. 

    Tuition cost for course: $282 + $120 lab fee (fee pays for prodcut used in class)

  • Fall Offering Asian Cuisine 11/19-12/09

    Fall Semester

    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. 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. 

    Tuition cost for course: $282 + $120 lab fee (fee pays for prodcut used in class)

  • Fall Offering Holiday Baking 11/4-11/12

    Fall Semester

    Create all the necessities for the holiday baking season! Students will learn to bake cookies, confections, traditional challah bread, and both sweet and savory pies! Multiple variations of recipes and techniques are covered to prepare students to recreate delicacies at home, just in time for the holidays.

    Tuition cost for course: $282 + $120 lab fee (fee pays for prodcut used in class)

 

 

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 open on November 3, 2022! 

 

Learn More About Lucy's!

The Bakery Cart will be open September 8, 2022 

Thank you for your continued support of our students and program! 

 

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

 

Culinary Courses for Youth

Stay tuned for future non-credit courses offered by Chef Noah Miller. More to come Fall 2022.

Chef Noah instructing students 

    • Cost is $65 per student.
    • April 25th from 3:15 - 6:15 pm
    • Age 12-18 years, parents and older siblings are welcome to register and attend.
    • Students will learn how to process whole chickens into individual cuts such as chicken breast, tenders, legs, thighs, and wings.  Students will learn proper handling, break down, and cooking procedures.  Example recipes may include grilled chicken, homemade chicken strips, country fried chicken, and chicken souvlaki.
    • Bring food containers as students will be taking food home at the end of class.

Additional Information:

After registering, please visit Smart Waiver link below and complete waiver forms and information needed for the class. This must be completed before the class starts.

https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/v/uaaculinaryskills

 

Students will need to be able to stand at a table, hold a sharp knife safely with adult supervision, listen and take direction from the Chef, as well as perform some tasks independently.

 

Please list any food allergies or special dietary requirements when registering. 

Celebrity Chef Invitational 

We want to thank everyone who participated in CCI this year! Thank you so much for your continued support. We look forward to next year's event. 

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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