Tacoma Culinary is the home of Clover Park Technical College’s Culinary and Pastry Arts Programs. In addition to these top-notch, hands-on programs, we’re also responsible for the Rainier Room and Bon Sucre Bistro on Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood Campus.
The Culinary and Pastry Arts Programs at Clover Park Technical College offer everything you need to be successful in the culinary world, from classes in basic cooking skills to advanced pastry arts to restaurant management.
Graduates are prepared to enter the fast-paced and exciting culinary field as entry-level cooks, lead cooks, or kitchen station supervisors.
The curriculum emphasizes fine-dining food production skills combined with professional service training and food-management techniques. Food production courses focuses on quality food preparation. Potential employers include fine-dining establishments, hotels, resorts, catering kitchens, clubs, and executive dining services. In combination with additional study and experience, this degree can place graduates on a career ladder that could lead to positions such as restaurant manager, catering/banquet manager, sous-chef and executive chef.
The Pastry Arts offers programs for students seeking entry into or career advancement in the pastry arts job market.
Available credentials prepare students for careers as bakers, pastry chefs and other pastry arts positions. Students already working in the culinary arts field can select a study path that will expand their skills and further their employment potential. The Pastry Arts degree is designed to provide hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in pastry arts.
Rainier Room Restaurant
***CURRENTLY ON BREAK UNTIL JULY 19, 2023***
The Rainier Room is a full-service dining facility featuring upscale menus at reasonable prices — providing hands on real life experience for our students. Our restaurant provides patrons an exciting lunch experience of classic and regional cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seasonal foods.
Our menus change quarterly, with a specials menu entirely designed by advanced students changing every two weeks.
- ON BREAK
Hours & Location
Building 31 | For location and directions, visit Campus Maps.
The Rainier Room is open for lunch Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. when classes are in session.
For lunch reservations call 253-589-5889 or use the reservations widget below. Reservations can be made thirty days in advance. We are closed between quarters, approximately three to four weeks for the students break and training.
Payment: We accept cash (please no $50 or $100 bills), Visa and MasterCard.
Groups: The Rainier Room is a teaching environment and we want students and diners alike to have a positive experience. Parties of 8 or more will be divided into smaller groups.
Reservations are limited. Available time slots are shown below.
Bon Sucre Bistro
Bon Sucre Bistro is a retail store featuring a variety of sweet and savory pastries. Bon Sucre gives students real-life experience while providing quality products at reasonable prices. Our bistro provides patrons with a quick grab and go experience or a relaxing time at a table in the student center.
Each quarter brings new products to Bon Sucre depending on the curriculum focus. Our selection of pastries can range from cookies, brownies, coffee cake, scones to tarts, pies, cheesecake and specialty cakes. Salads and sandwich may also be available.
We also have a variety of beverages from juices to energy drinks, Italian soda and Espresso, Americano, and cappuccino made with Dillanos coffee.
Hours, Location & Contact
Building 23 Southwest corner | For location and directions, visit Campus Maps.
Bon Sucre is open Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. when classes are in session.
For more information call 253-589-5868.
Program Info Sessions
Attend a session in-person or virtually, or download the Program Information Session presentation below.