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 September 23 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.
Former Culinary Arts student returns to take final class after nine-year absence.
CPTC scholarship recipients and donors were recognized at the college’s 9th Annual Scholarship Banquet.
Chef William Jolly and Culinary Arts student Kelson Williams presented a 15-minute “Cooking for the Holidays” demo at the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival.
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: Lobstershop Corporation, Zoopa Restaurant, Le Mesange Restaurant - France
Education: South Seattle Community College, Ecole Hotel Lerie de Grenoble