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

 

2017-2018 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. Internships begin after program end date.

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/21/2017 – 3/21/2018 (plus internship)
  • 9/25/2017 – 5/2/2018 (plus internship)
  • 2/13/2018 – 11/1/2018 (plus internship)
  • 3/12/2018 – 12/1/2018 (plus internship)
  • 5/23/2018 – 3/1/2019  (plus internship)

 

Program Cost

 

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

Baker

  • 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.

Hours: 

Emily's Cafe is open to the public Monday,... more »

 

Emily's Catering is a partnership with SAVA Catering at the Emily Griffith Main Campus located at 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203. Our selections are prepared by interns and graduates of our Culinary Arts Program.... more »

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