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Chefs Kevin Sbraga and Jennifer Carroll with students at the 2014 Philly Chef Conference

Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts

The BS in Culinary Arts prepares students for leadership positions in the fine foods segment of the hospitality industry. The program emphasizes cutting-edge problem-solving techniques and ideas that are complemented by a range of features unique to the program:

  • A fully-functioning, student-run Academic Bistro Restaurant open to the public that offers invaluable culinary opportunities
  • An innovative co-op program that includes full-time, career-related employment at leading restaurants, hotels and resorts
  • Visiting, world-renowned chef scholars
  • Culinary practicum that offer hands-on training in a professional kitchen environment
  • Supplemental learning opportunities offered through work study in the Academic Bistro
  • Significant career development assistance and access to important networking opportunities within culinary arts industry
  • An well rounded educational experience with coursework in culinary arts, hospitality management, social sciences, humanities and business
  • Reside in the center's Living Learning Community

Drexel’s location in the hub of metropolitan Philadelphia, surrounded by top restaurants, provides culinary arts students with important access to scores of hospitality and dining establishments, including five-star/diamond hotels and award-wining restaurants and resorts that are active partners in the program’s curriculum. The university’s access to surrounding urban culinary centers in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore also provide an exciting, ongoing environment of culinary immersion.

Culinary Arts graduates acquire a distinguished credential from one of the nation’s leading providers of education and important preparation for a successful and creative career in the culinary arts.