Culinary Arts, Nutrition and Food Systems

Culinary Arts is a comprehensive two-year program based on classical French, European, and Modern cuisines. As a student in this program, you’ll grow skilled at working with standard kitchen equipment and tools, while gaining experience in all aspects of food preparation — including Pantry, Bakery, Garde Manger, À la Carte, Quantity Hot Food Production, Soups, Sauces, Butchery & Charcuterie, Event Planning, and more.


New Culinary Scholarships Available for LB Students 

US Foods is partnering with Scholarship America and the American Culinary Federation (ACF) to bring its US Foods Scholars program to Linn-Benton Community College! This is an exciting opportunity for our students who plan to continue their education in the culinary arts. 

Through this program, two LBCC students will be awarded scholarships totaling $20,000 each to cover culinary arts education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board.

The application deadline was May 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific (3:00 p.m. Central time). Winners will be notified in July. Scholarship funding may be applied beginning in fall 2021.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about the program and eligibility, please visit or contact Chef Josh Green at

Culinary students
Culinary students
Culinary student in the kitchen
Culinary student in the kitchen
Student holding a sandwich
Grilled beef sandwich

Kitchen, Classroom & Restaurant

The Main Kitchen is our lab. It has a bakery, quantity kitchen, pantry kitchen, hearth-fired oven, and a butchering and charcuterie station. We supply food to several restaurants here on campus, so as a culinary arts student, you’ll feed hundreds of customers every day as part of your curriculum.

One of those restaurants is the Santiam: a full-service, student-run, à la carte restaurant designed to train dinner house cooks, waitstaff, and restaurant managers under realistic conditions. 

Finally, our state-of-the-art Culinary Classroom and Demonstration Kitchen hosts culinary arts classes and evening cooking classes for the community. This room has several cameras and three large flat-screen televisions, so students and instructors can interact during lectures and demonstrations.

Watch the video below for a 360-degree view into LBCC’s Culinary Arts program: 


Department Faculty

Audrey Anderson Wales photo
Audrey Anderson Wales
Sarah Booth photo
Sarah Booth
Josh Green photo
Josh Green
Stacy Lebar photo
Stacy Lebar
Gretchen Manning photo
Gretchen Manning