The culinary arts certificate program provides basic chef training. It immerses you into three working areas of the kitchen: the a la carte kitchen, the production kitchen, and the pastry and bakeshop.
You will rotate term by term through each area of the kitchen. This will provide you with authentic working conditions in a restaurant setting. You will also participate in an internship during your second or third term.
In addition, the River Rush Bistro and Café serve as a living laboratory for all culinary students. A majority of the food provided through these venues is prepared by culinary students. Plus, UCC's catering operations give you further exposure to another aspect of the food services industry.
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At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Chris VanDyke - Contact
Director of Culinary Arts