Culinary Arts


Donaldson Career Center's Culinary Arts program teaches, trains, and prepares students for a career in the Hospitality Industry. Students who have a desire to learn about food and cooking will get an intensive hands-on experience and will be exposed to industry professionals. Students will also have an opportunity to meet representatives from some of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country. Those who complete this two year program will have the basic skills, knowledge, techniques, and certifications to begin a successful career in food service.

What's Going On

Back 2 Back Winners!

DCC culinary students teamed up with Golden Strip, Bonds, and Enoree Career Center students to run a booth in the 2018 Artisphere Culinary Arts Cafe to raise funds for the programs. They picked up the Blue Ribbon for "Best In Show" for the second consecutive year. Shout to Golden Strip and their delicious Elote that brought home award!

Completer Spotlight

Joshua Davis

Josh completed the culinary program at DCC in May 2018. While in the program, Josh represented DCC at the Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown during the 2017 Euphoria in downtown Greenville, SC . While at Euphoria, Josh got to cook alongside three Michilin Starred chef, Curtis Duffy. Josh is now entering his senior year at Southside High School.

Quote: "In culinary arts it's never a dull moment. There is always something new and what it has done for me is taught me that food can bring a smile to anyone's face."

Ingrid Hernandez

Ingrid completed the culinary program at DCC in May 2018. While in the program, Ingrid represented DCC at the Healthy School Lunch Competition hosted by Donaldson Career Center. Ingrid, along with her teammates, Miracle Johnson and Lai Robinson, prepared a beautiful salmon dish. Ingrid graduated from Greenville High School in May where she was also in charge of the yearbook committee. She currently works for Herbalife Nutrition as well as the Cheesecake Factory.

Quote: "Culinary arts helped further develop my love for food and its preparation. It made me realize that I loved the rushed and competitive environment of the kitchen."

Social Media

Be sure to follow DCC Culinary Arts on Instagram for the latest of what's going on in class and what delicious food is being whipped up!