Why Choose the Culinary Arts Program?
Who doesn't love food? The world of culinary arts is one of innovation in techniques and styles, where anyone has the opportunity to put their own twist on a well-established recipe.
CPTC's Culinary Arts program offers everything students need to be successful in the culinary world, from classes in basic cooking skills to restaurant management.
Students experience the fast-paced atmosphere in the real-world setting of the college's upscale public dining facility, the Rainier Room. They learn what it takes to improve their own personal cooking skills, which can be put to use whether or not they pursue a culinary career, and can also train in every aspect of restaurant management.
If you love to cook - or want to learn how - culinary arts might be the program and career path for you.
Our culinary program emphasizes fine-dining food-production skills, professional service training and food management techniques.
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careeronestop.org.
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Meet Your Instructors
Experience: Restaurants Unlimited Corporation, Lobster Shop Corporation, Sysco Food Service
Education: Clover Park Technical College
Recognition: Instructional program of the year 2006, Faculty member of the year 2007, Puget Sound Energy distinguished faculty 2009
Experience: 30 years of industry experience in hospitality, hotel, B&B, restaurant, and bakery.
Education: Clover Park Technical College - Pastry Arts Degree
Culinary Arts Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
To learn more about information sessions, visit cptc.edu/info-sessions.
Visit the Academic Calendar at cptc.edu/academic-calendar to see when the next information session is scheduled.
STORIES ABOUT THE CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
A little kindness and support can go be the difference between a student giving up or reaching their educational and career goals. That held true for Clover Park Technical College Culinary Arts alum Jo Soeung, and she looks to share that support in her own world and life.