Our culinary arts program has a mission to prepare you to be successful in the highly competitive world of foodservice management. As a graduate of the ENMU culinary arts program, you’ll be well-prepared for employment in the hospitality industry, and will be competitive with graduates of larger institutions.

Program Highlights

  • Professional culinary training
  • Cook for real-world clientele
  • Graduates certified by the National Restaurant Association
  • Opportunities to work with Research Chef’s Association and Culinary Federation of America

Career Pathways

  • Leisure industry
  • Hospitality industry

Organizations and Opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in various campus and discipline-related organizations. You may assist faculty on research projects, work in labs and participate in other related activities.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping students finance their education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to students last year. Additionally, qualified students are eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, and faculty-mentored research projects.

Admissions Scholarship Information

High School Courses

If you want to pursue a degree in culinary arts, try to take ProStart 1 and 2, and a ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Course.

Additional Degree Info

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences w/ emphasis in culinary arts degree, including the courses you will take when you're a culinary arts major at Eastern.


Marshall Swafford

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Associate Professor of Agriculture Education, Department Chair, AFSK

Office Location: Agriculture (AG ), Room 107

Phone: 575.562.2526