The purpose of the Culinary Arts program is to prepare a student for employment in the Commercial Foods and Hospitality industries. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a Professional Culinary Arts certificate.  

HOURS

1,200, approximately one year (42 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $5,840, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $30,520 to $87,730*

*Based on local industry information.

 

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF OUR PROGRAM

  • Mojo’s Bar & Grill
  • Cheney Brothers, Inc. 
  • NU Vista Foods
  • Sonny’s BBQ
  • Bridgewater Park Assisted Living
  • Eaton’s Beach
  • Big Lee’s BBQ
  • Symmetry Coffee & Crepes 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Culinary Arts Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • Basic Culinary knowledge
  • Food science
  • Nutrition
  • Supervision
  • Sanitation
  • Kitchen safety procedures
  • Advanced preparatory skills
  • Food identification, selection, purchasing, storing, and inventory
  • Breads, pastries, soups, sauces, salads, entrees, and plating techniques

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

OSHA Certificate, ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s Certification, First Aid and HIV Awareness Certificates, CPR Certification

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Restaurants 
  • Cruise Ships
  • Hotels and Resorts 
  • Entrepreneur

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how Marion Technical College prepares students for the commercial food and hospitality industries.

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STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • AND/OR INTERVIEW WITH INSTRUCTOR
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET, IF APPLICABLE
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

DAMON VITALE

Program Specialist

Culinary Institute of America Trained, 24-year Air Force Veteran, Instructor at MTC Since 2016.

ADDITIONAL FORMS

N/A

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $5,840, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

Yes