Food Service and Hospitality
Food Service and Hospitality Pathway

Your new career opportunity begins here!

You can obtain a Culinary Arts or Restaurant Management Certificate in as little as three semesters or go for your Associate Degree.

The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries and is the second largest employer in the country, second only to the United Sates Government!

Our experienced and talented instructors provide hands-on training in our fully equipped kitchen and Gourmet Restaurant. Laboratory time is combined with classroom lectures to fast track you into employment in the field.

Get a job while working toward your Certificate or Degree!


Food Preparation
The employment future is bright for Oxnard College Culinary/Restaurant students. Many prospective employers contact the program with job opportunities for our students that allow you to work while attending classes. Some students on placed on the fast track for promotion  by their employers, as they complete the program.

Need money to attend?  The Culinary/Restaurant Department has developed a voucher/loan program as well as a number of scholarships for both first and second year students. Join our fast paced, hard-working professional team for a career that can bring both personal and professional rewards almost immediately. Call for more information: (805) 986-5869.

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for entry-level positions as a culinarian, bakers, or foodservice manager trainee. In these positions, employees are required to prepare menus, requisition supplies, supervise equipment, maintain varied records, and coordinate data with accountants and others in the organization.

Culinary Arts Fact Sheets



Restaurant Management

The Restaurant Management Program prepares students to obtain employment in the restaurant management field as food service unit managers, multi-unit managers, corporate executives, or corporate trainers.

Oxnard College offers a Certificate of Achievement and Associate in Science Degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. In addition, students may wish to work toward certification from the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute (ACFEI) by taking additional course work. Refer to the college catalog for this information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on what the job is like, training/ education required, projections on the number of jobs that will be available, salaries, related occupations and relevant professional associations. Click on the links below for more information:

Food Processing Occupations

Food Service Managers

Chefs and Head Cooks

Food Preparation Workers