Culinary Arts/Foods & Nutrition

The BC Food and Nutrition Program offers a program of study that integrates theoretical and practical course work which prepares the student for the food service workforce.

Completion of the appropriate courses can lead to an Associate Degree and/or a Certificate in Culinary Arts, Food Management and Dietetic Services. Students who participate in these courses gain an understanding of nutrition, production techniques and management procedures.

This multifaceted culinary program is designed to integrate theory with practical training. The program emphasizes a hands-on curriculum which is utilized in the Food and Nutrition Program's student operated restaurant, The Renegade Room.

Students attend lecture classes on basic cooking skills and then are able to apply those skills in a lab setting where they learn the various aspects of a fully operational kitchen and dinning room.

The “Renegade Room Restaurant” is the lab where hands on training begins.

Renegade Room

The Food & Nutrition program does more than just operate a restaurant 3 days per week. It also helps support many food service functions both on and off the campus.

We participate in fundraising activities for our own program but also contribute to our community events as well.

This gives the students an opportunity to experience another facet of the food service industry, a better understanding of how to stage off site events and a glimpse of the overall collaboration required for major campus events.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate Degrees

Certificate of Achievement Options

General Education Patterns

There are five patterns BC students can follow to complete your general education requirements for graduation from Bakersfield College or successfully transfer to a CSU or UC. Find your pattern at General Education Patterns.


Face Scholarships

Students enrolled within the Family and Consumer Education (FACE), Child Development or Culinary Arts/Foods & Nutrition programs have various opportunities to win a scholarship toward their academic career.