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Culinary Arts


The Culinary Arts program provides students with the skills that are in high demand in today's professional kitchens.  You'll learn basic techniques that are constantly reinforced as you move from basic to the more advanced stages of cooking.  

Lectures, demonstrations, and the opportunity to work at Emily's Cafe (our on-campus eatery) with experienced chefs provide you with the confidence and skills you need to start a career in culinary arts. The extensive hand-on training is designed for students who wish to obtain the basic skills and experience for entry-level employment in the food service industry, hotel industry, catering services, insitutional food service operations and for themselves.

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Gainful Employment Information


2016-2017 Program Dates

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – 5/10/2017 (plus internship)
  • 9/28/2016 – 6/14/2017 (plus internship)
  • 1/9/2017 – Approx. Sept. 2017 (plus internship)
  • 5/9/2016 – Approx. Jan. 2018 (plus internship)


Program Cost



Code Course Credits
CUA 101 Food Safety and Sanitation 2.00
CUA 102 Cashiering 2.00
CUA 105 Food Service Concepts and Management Skills 3.00
CUA 125 Introduction to Foods 4.00
CUA 127 Soups, Sauces, and Consommes 3.00
CUA 145 Introduction to Baking 4.00
CUA 116 Catering, Buffets, and Tableside Cooking 3.00
CUA 129 Center of the Plate 4.00
CUA 162 Introduction to Cooking Techniques 5.00
CUA 233 Advanced Line Prep and Cookery 4.00
CUA 126 Intermediate Soups and Sauces 1.00
CUA 151 Baking: Intermediate Bread Preparation 3.00
CUA 190 Dining Room Management 4.00
CUA 191 Front of the House Planning 1.00
CUA 236 Advanced Baking 2.00
CUA 157 Menu Planning 3.00
CUA 255 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3.00
CUA 261 Cost Controls 3.00
CUA 262 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry 3.00
CUA 281 Internship 3.00

It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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Earning Potential

Cake Decorator

  • Hourly Pay = $12.97
  • Annual Salary = $26,980+Bonus


  • Hourly Pay = $14.09
  • Annual Salary = $29,310+Bonus

Restaurant Cook

  • Hourly Pay = $11.89
  • Annual Salary = $24,730+Bonus

Chef and Head Cook

  • Hourly Pay = $20.65
  • Annual Salary = $42,952+Bonus

Kitchen Manager

  • Hourly Pay = $15.13
  • Annual Salary = $31,460.00+Bonus

Food Preparation

  • Hourly Pay = $9.73
  • Annual Salary = $20,240+Tip


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Baker
  • Banquet manager
  • Cake decorator
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Deli manager
  • Executive chef
  • Kitchen manager
  • Pastry chef
  • Sous chef


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Catering firms
  • Corporations
  • Country clubs
  • Cruise ships
  • Delis
  • Grocery stores
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Schools

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Related Services

Emily's Cafe is a product of our Culinary Arts Program. Our entrees are ordered, created, prepared, and served by our Culinary Arts students.

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Emily's Catering is a partnership with SAVA Catering at the EGTC Main Campus located at 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver. Our selections are prepared by interns and graduates of our Culinary Arts Program.

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