Earn a Degree in Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems or Sustainable Brewing

Join the next generation of culinary, health, and urban agriculture leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to address the complex, interrelated issues of nutrition, mental and physical health, sustainability and social concerns.

Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems

Menus That Matter! Offerings in culinary arts, food safety, and urban agriculture will begin in fall 2015. This new program of study was developed with advisory groups of chefs, farmers, food processors/distributors and food industry entrepreneurs incorporating the latest professional culinary standards.

Graduates of the program will work as chefs or food entrepreneurs in a variety of settings using their "farm to table" competencies to positively impact health.


Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems,
Associate of Applied Science

Sustainable Brewing

The Kalamazoo Valley Sustainable Brewing program teaches all aspects of brewing science. Classroom work is reinforced through hands-on experience with brewery technology used in the operation of a small-scale brewery.

Students participate in a practicum class environment: designing a beer recipe; monitoring and analyzing the brew throughout the entire brewing process; and assessing the final brew using tests and sensory evaluation.


Sustainable Brewing,
Certificate


Sustainable Brewing,
Associate of Applied Science


Sustainable Brewing,
Associate of Applied Science for Transfer

A Health Focused Campus

In 2013, a partnership was announced between Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Kalamazoo Valley), Bronson Healthcare (Bronson), and Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS). The Campus is a catalyst for urban revitalization, community health, and workforce development through sustainable food education, training, production, distribution and preparation.