Culinary, Pastry and Hospitality at El Centro

The Culinary, Pastry and Hospitality program, located at the El Centro College Downtown Campus, provides hands-on training with experienced professionals that will give you the expertise to help you land the job you want — and set you apart from the competition.


Our three program paths feature classroom instruction, hands-on participation and work-related experience to prepare you for three food service careers:

  • Bakery/Pastry will prepare you to work in bakeries, pastry shops, hotels, country clubs and in-store bakeries.
  • Culinary Arts will help you develop the skills necessary to work in a variety of culinary-related positions.
  • Food and Hospitality Management will train you to work in a wide variety of food service positions, from a small coffee shop to a large hotel.