Welcome to the Baldwin Park Culinary Arts Academy! Don't put your career on hold any longer, we are now enrolling for our next session that will begin on August 14, 2018. If you would like to meet with Chef Jeff to learn more and take a tour of our program, click on the Interest List button at the top of this page to set up an appointment or email Chef Jeff directly jwpalmer166@bpusd.net. We also have an orientation meeting scheduled for Wednesday 6/27/18 at 4:00pm. We will be giving a FREE tour of the Culinary facility and giving all the information for enrollment. To register for this event, CLICK HERE!

 Our classes are taught by seasoned professionals with many years of industry experience and unlike many culinary schools, our Instructors all hold a valid:

Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential

(See explanation below)

If you would like to take a tour and get the details about our program, including our REDUCED FEES, email Chef Jeff @ jwpalmer166@bpusd.net We only allow 15 students to enroll each session, so don't wait, space fills quickly!                                   

 We Have An 87% Job Placement Rate! 

BPACE Mission Statement: "Ensure High Acheivement for ALL Learners"


Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials

Many culinary schools claim to be state approved Culinary programs, but most do not require their Instructors to hold a valid teaching credential. Here at the Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education - Food Service and Hospitality Culinary Arts Program all our Instructors have worked in the Foodservice industry AND hold a valid Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential. Our curriculum is approved by the California Department of Education and we have a dual accreditation through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as well as Council on Occupational Education (COE). 


Job Placement!

87% of our Culinary Arts students from this past year are working in the Foodservice Industry! Our graduates are working in the following Hotels and Restaurants amongst many others:

Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry  www.pacificpalmsresort.com

Double Tree Hotel, Monrovia 

Butter Cafe and Bakery, San Dimas  www.buttercafebakery.com

Dog Haus, West Covina  www.doghaus.com

Bread and Barley, Covina www.breadandbarley.com

We teach our students to the rigerous standards of the Food Service Industry so our students are competitive and immediately employable once they graduate. We have established loyal relationships with local Food Service operations to help in job placement and to receive direct feedback regarding our curriculum to ensure students are being taught what employers are looking for!


Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Students are selected by their Instructor as Student of the Month based on their class participation and teamwork efforts.

Instructor: Leslie Riley

Advanced Culinary Arts

International Cuisine I




International II Cuisine




Instructor: Chef Derrick Spears

Introduction to Professional Cooking

Garde Manger











Kindle Fire!!

WE GOT IT! We have converted to E-Content! We are one of the few Culinary programs to provide students with an e-reader in place of hard textbooks! All new students enrolling in the program will receive a Kindle Fire as part of their Culinary Kit. As students progress through the program they will receive their Kindle version textbook on their Kindle Fire to use in class. No need to carry heavy books to and from class each day. Students will also be emailed additional content from the Chef Instructors as it pertains to their class. Kindle Fire will remain property of the Culinary Program until the student completes the program at which time it is their property to keep.  


New Culinary Training Facility

We are fortunate to have a brand new Culinary Training Facility with two fully equipped kitchens! Our kitchens are equipped with Wolf, Vulcan and Imperial commercial grade equipment that are used in many hotels and restaurants. Along with the two beautiful kitchens, we have two classrooms equipped with smartboards and Imac computers.

We have four talented Chef Instructors teaching the eight courses in our 11 month program. Unlike other local Culinary Programs, along with the Culinary training courses, we have two student operated cafes that students finish the program in the last four months of the program so they can practice the skills they learned in a "Real Restaurant". Paid internships are available to the top performing students at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry as space is available.

If you would like a quick tour of our Culinary Facility and additional information, please stop by any day between 1Pm - 3Pm, we'd love to show you what we do.