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.

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time
8/21/2017 3/21/2018 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
9/25/2017 5/2/2018 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
2/13/2018 11/1/2018 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
3/12/2018 12/1/2018 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
5/23/2018 3/1/2019  (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm

 

2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time
8/20/2018 3/13/2019 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
9/24/2018 4/24/2019 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
2/12/2019 9/1/2019 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
3/11/2019 10/1/2019 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm
5/22/2019 12/20/2019 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm

 

2017–2018 Program Cost

2018–2019 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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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Culinary Arts Classes Start
Time: 7:30am
Saturday, May 26, 2018
GED Classes Start
Time: 8:00am
Friday, June 1, 2018
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am

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 »

From our students...

Emily Griffith has helped me to apply for grants and with financial assistance, they have helped me enroll for all the classes needed to obtain the certificates needed for the field.

Thomas Schimmer
HVAC Student

From our teachers...

Those wanting to start their own business, this is the field to be in. Our program is very hands on and allows one to work on their craft

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