CPTC's Culinary Arts program offers everything you need to be successful in the culinary world, from classes in basic cooking skills to advanced pastry arts to restaurant management.
Our next program info session for Culinary Arts is May 11 at 3 p.m. in Building 31 Lab. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!
You can start the program any quarter.Enroll Online
For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.
Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.
You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.
Culinary Arts Degree: 5 quarters
Basic Cooking Skills Certificate: 3 quarters
Restaurant Management Certificate: 2 quarters
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Median annual pay in Washington: $22,100
Median annual pay in Washington: $57,100
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net
Our culinary program emphasizes fine-dining food-production skills, professional service training and food management techniques.
Restaurant Management instructor Monique Trudnowski wants her students to learn more about the industry than just the “four-walled restaurant."
CPTC's Rainier Room is open Wednesday-Friday 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., and provides hands-on learning for the college’s Culinary Arts students.
Culinary Arts Instructor Chef William Jolly demonstates how to make th perfect shrimp cocktail.
Experience: Restaurants Unlimited Corporation, Lobstershop Corporation, Sysco Food Service
Education: Clover Park Vocational Technical College
Recognition: Instructional program of the year 2006, Faculty member of the year 2007, Puget Sound Energy distinguished faculty 2009
Experience: co-owner Adriatic Grill