Artisanal Foods at Brightwater | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Artisanal Foods

By participating in the Artisanal Foods program at Brightwater, you'll learn a comprehensive food system approach and the skills required to prepare hand-crafted delicacies using the best of old world techniques and the scientific knowledge of the 21st century.

You will learn the cultural, historical, scientific and technical underpinnings of their craft, with courses taking you off campus to the field.

The program emphasizes the teachings in food preservation, butchery and artisanal bread baking and builds a strong foundation in culinary skills. You will be an asset to restaurant or retail kitchens, having specialized knowledge and skills that are in growing demand.


  • Applied Farming
  • Seasonal Kitchen
  • Butchery and Charcuterie
  • Advanced Breads

CISQ 1103 Intro to Computer Information
ENGL 1013 Composition I
ENGL 1023 Composition II

Choose ONE

MATH 1003 Survey of Technical Math OR
MTCM 1003 Comm and Math for Workforce AND MATH 1001 Special Topics Surv Tech Math
MATH 1204 College Algebra with Review

* Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution should take college algebra

FDST 1003 Food Systems
FDST 1013 Food Safety
FDST 1023 Foundations
FDST 1103 Culinary Nutrition
FDST 1503 Beverage Management
FDST 1603 Cost Control

FDST 1033
FDST 1043
FDST 1203 Baking
FDST 1213 Breads
FDST 1403 Butchery and Charcuterie
FDST 2013 Seasonal Kitchen
FDST 2043
FDST 2213 Advanced Breads
FDST 2803 Culinary Capstone
FDST 2903 Internship **

** FDST 2911 Practicum I, FDST 2921 Practicum II, and FDST 2931 Practicum III, may substitute for FDST 2903 Internship


Degree & Careers 

  • Chef (Pastry, Executive, Sous)
  • Research and Development Chef
  • Food Stylist
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Butcher