CAO CODE: CR640 The culinary arts may be defined as the study of food and wine and its impact on our society and way of life. The culinary arts contribute significantly to the worldwide hospitality and tourism industries. Practitioners of the culinary arts include restauranteurs, chefs, food critics, gourmets and educationalists. The study of the culinary arts now has a modern technical, scientific, academic and business approach. There is also a strong focus on the culinary artist as a ‚Äòpractitioner‚Äô with high level technical skills, creativity and flair, and the ability to reflect and to improve his or her performance.