Culinary Institute

Culinary Staff

The Culinary Institute offers cutting-edge kitchen, classroom and catering services in a modern, dedicated facility in the Fulton Building on the Macon Cove Campus. The state-of-the-art facility has the capacity for classroom, cooking, storage and demonstration services.

The Culinary Arts Program at Southwest has developed several partnerships to assist students with pursing their degree. One of the most popular partnerships is with Disney. Each year Disney representatives come to Southwest to give information about culinary and hospitality management internship opportunities which they may use for academic credit. Selected students are given the opportunity to work at a Disney style resort for a varied period of time and learn operational needs of a large organization.

For student achievement information, you can view the 2017 and 2018 graduation rate, job placement rate, and ACF certification rate for our American Culinary Federation accredited program

Degree Information

For culinary arts degree and academic path information please see the culinary degree page.

If you are starting or continuing your culinary career contact Chef Steven Leake by email at or call 901-333-4096 for more details.