UAA Culinary Arts

  • UAA Culinary Arts

    The Culinary Arts Department trains students with the necessary skills to become exemplary culinarians through the development of classical cooking techniques, baking and pastry arts, front-of-house service, and restaurant management. Students earn nationally recognized certifications, which make them job ready.


We are excited to share that we have a brand new baker's oven in the bakery! Thanks to Holland America Princess for helping to fund the replacement of this vital piece of equipment. We are very excited for students in the baking labs! Keep an eye on our social media accounts to see this beauty in action!


Photo of the outside of Lucy's Restaraunt at UAA

Enjoy an elegant meal at UAA's student-run fine dining restaurant, Lucy's. 

Lucy's Menu Fall 2023

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Reservations fill up quickly!  If you were not able to make a reservation yplease use the Notify button in Resy and it will notify you if something opens up for the day you specified


Dates and Hours of Operation

Fall Semester - November 3rd 2023 - December 8th 2023

Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

From 11:30am - 2:00pm, last seating at 12:30pm

Learn More About Lucy's!


Culinary Courses for Enthusiasts

 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 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 CannaBasics Tuesdays & Thursdays 9/12-9/28 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

    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. Students will also learn about laws and liabilities. 

    *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)



2024 Summer Culinary & Baking Boot Camps 

Check back in March 2024 for available camps. 

Culinary Boot Camp Student





    The Bakery Cart Will Be Back!


    The Bakery Cart will reopen Spring 2024.

    Orders will only be accepted online at The Bakery Cart at Lucy's Mobile Bites site. Menus become available at 10:45 a.m. on the day of service. Orders online close at 11:45 a.m. Please no phone calls. Please pick up your order at Lucy Cuddy Hall. Upon arrival, check in with a baking student, lab aid, or Chef Puff before retrieving your items (this ensures orders are going to the correct people). All orders must be picked up by 12 p.m. The Bakery Cart is student-run and part of the CA A111 Bakery Skills Development Lab curriculum. Please be patient as this is a learning experience for our students. We appreciate your support!

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    Thank you for the continued enthusiastic support of The Bakery Cart!

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


    Celebrity Chef Invitational 

    We are excited to announce the Celebrity Chef Invitational will be held on April 23rd 2023 and we will be celebrating 50 years of the program with an All Star alumni cast. 

    CCI 2023

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    Non-Credit Courses

    Non-Credit courses are available for students as well as anyone in the community who would like to learn more about various culinary subjects. Check our social media accounts frequently to see what's new. 

    Breakfast Sessions #1 - Huevos Rancheros!

    Date/Time:  12/9/23 9am-12pm 

    Instructor: Chef Lukas Doherty

    Description: The breakfast sessions will dive into preparing a delicious, classic breakfast dish. This session will focus on the preparation of the classic “Huevos Rancheros.” Crispy tortillas will be layered with runny eggs, black beans, pico de gallo and chorizo, served with a fresh avocado and lettuce salad, as well as zest papas bravas with creamy hollandaise. These delicious breakfast items will bring some warmth to your cold winter days.

    Capacity: 18

    Cost: $75

    Delivery: In person

    Location: Skills Development Kitchen/Lucy Cuddy Hall


    Register Here!


    Molecular Gastronomy: Short Form

    Date/Time: 12/16/23  9am-3pm 

    Instructor: Chef Lukas Doherty

    Description: Have you ever felt confined by traditional cooking? Do you dream of more flavor possibilities or textures than you have previously encountered? This class is aimed to open your eyes about what is possible in terms of cooking. Students will utilize new food related chemicals and technology to achieve outcomes we previously thought impossible.

    Students will create foams, gels, glue meats, and cook using sous vide equipment to prepare selected recipes in class. This class is a short form teaser for a longer form Molecular Gastronomy class we intend to offer in the future. 

    Capacity: 14

    Cost: $150 

    Delivery: In person

    Location: Skills Development Kitchen/Lucy Cuddy Hall


    Register Here!








    Contact Us

    Faculty & Staff Directory

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