Restaurant and hospitality businesses are booming in Orange County. In 2018, a record-breaking 50 million tourists visited the region, interacting with more than 141,000 industry employees.

Saddleback maintains industry partnerships and provides smooth transitions to exciting hospitality careers. And in the culinary programs, grads are finding career success in restaurants, schools, hotels, catering…and even starting their own businesses.

Culinary Arts graduates are boosting their annual salaries by 70%, while Hospitality grads enjoy a lift of nearly 40%. Start your new career at Saddleback today!

Degrees and Certificates

Areas of Study

  • Foods
  • Basic Culinary Arts
  • Advanced Culinary Arts
  • Catering

Careers and Salaries

  • Chef/Head Cook: $58,270
  • Meeting, Convention, & Event Planner: $57,040
  • Concierge: $38,010
  • Restaurant Cook: $32,010
  • Private Chef: $31,640

Contact the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department