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Culinary Arts

Program Overview

If you’re looking for a creative, challenging, and rewarding career, then culinary arts may be the perfect fit for you. You’ll develop your cooking, baking, and pastry-making skills and learn about the business side of the food industry. You can gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art facilities, work in our on-campus restaurant, and develop real-world skills. Whether you dream of owning your own restaurant, becoming a head chef, or getting a great job in the food media industry, this program is for you.

AAS, Diploma

Student cooking in the Culinary Arts program.

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Hands on education in a real professional kitchen.

Our Culinary Arts program offers hands-on training in a state-of-the-art lab located at the Saint Paul College campus. Our working kitchen will allow you to develop your skills for a career working within the culinary industry.

Experiment and learn the many foundations of culinary arts.

Our program covers the foundations of culinary arts, including pastry, butchery, charcuterie, and food service. You’ll learn about the nutritional aspects of healthy cooking. You’ll also learn about food safety and sanitation.

Learn about restaurant operations and management.

Looking for a career in hospitality? We’ll cover restaurant operations and supervisory management within our culinary arts program. Here you’ll get real-world training by working with our student-run restaurant the City View Grille. Learn about the business side of culinary arts such as cost control and forecasting.

Photo of students in Culinary Arts class.