Application to the A.S. Culinary Management degree

IMPORTANT NOTE: EFSC will be closing its Culinary program and will no longer accept new students into the Culinary Management A.S. Degree effective January 2024. The last application deadline was September 18, 2023 for a Fall Term 2023 program start. A teach-out schedule of the 13 major courses will be offered between Jan. 2024 and Dec. 2024. Both existing and new students who start in Fall 2023 should plan accordingly to ensure the major culinary courses are completed within the 2024 calendar year. General education courses required for the degree will continue to be offered on each campus and online.

This limited access program requires a special application in addition to the main Eastern Florida State College application. Students may attend as full-time or part-time. Students who applied for the final Fall 2023 cohort shoud follow the steps below to complete any outstanding admissions requirements.

Click step for the Culinary Management application details

Step 1:  Check Deadlines & Contact Program Advisor

Culinary courses are only offered on the Cocoa Campus.

Contact the program advisor with any questions or for a program information packet:

Step 2:  Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College

Complete and properly submit the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available online. Complete all general admissions requirements with the main EFSC Admissions office.

Please note that application processing can take up to 14 days due to the current volume of applications. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.

Step 3:  New & Existing Students: Verify General Admissions Requirements & Check for Registration Holds

If you are a new EFSC student, your general admissions acceptance letter and email will list admissions requirements that you must complete to avoid holds that would prevent you from registering for courses if accepted into the culinary program. You can also review how to complete these general requirements on EFSC's accepted students' page.

If you are an existing EFSC student, you need to verify that you do not have any holds that would prevent course registration if you are accepted into the program. Visit the Registration Holds webpage for details on how to check your EFSC Message Center for holds and how to clear them.

Step 4:  Complete the Culinary Management A.S. Degree Online Application

After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Career & Technical/Trades Application.

Your general admissions acceptance letter will include your Student ID number and password required to access your myEFSC account so you can log in and submit the limited access Career Tech application. The limited access application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline.

If you need assistance with the online application or cannot register online, contact the program advisor for other arrangements.

Step 5:  Testing Requirement

Students accepted into the culinary program will need to satisfy the placement test requirement (PERT/SAT/ACT) prior to registration. View information on how to complete this testing requirement. You’ll find lots of resources for test preparation.

Step 6:  Submit Reference Letters and Essay

Applicants for the Culinary program need to submit the following to the program advisor either via email attachments or dropping the items off at the location listed below:

  • Two letters of reference
  • A 250-word essay that outlines the student's statement of intent for pursuing the culinary degree

The program advisor's contact information is: