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With our training, you’ll master all aspects of a kitchen, from basic culinary skills to more advanced techniques. Learn all about the specifics of foods, from meats and fish to bread and pastry. You will also become knowledgeable in the nutritional value of food, management of food costs, and food preparation in a professional setting. From soup to nuts, you’ll gain the skills to launch a new career.

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In TSTC’s Culinary Arts program, you’ll learn both basic and specialized culinary principles and techniques. In our fully functional industrial kitchens, you’ll get hands-on experience in food preparation, menu planning, catering, butchering and more. For you pastry lovers, you’ll be excited to learn sugar and chocolate work, cake decorating and more. Whatever your culinary passion, get the experience you need to put culinary skills to work in restaurants, hotels and resorts, catering and other places.

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As a Culinary Arts student at TSTC, you will be trained in a multitude of hands-on skill sets and talents. The chef-instructors of TSTC Culinary are all highly trained professional chefs with years of industry experience and knowledge that will guide you in your professional journey while in school and out in your career. The TSTC Culinary Arts program is based in classical cooking techniques, food preparation, meat and seafood fabrication, baking, pastry, American regional and international cuisines, dining room services, purchasing and cost analysis. It culminates with the associate degree capstone course that allow you to run the kitchen with your cuisine. The Culinary Arts department at TSTC also teaches food-related topics, including nutrition, sanitation and safety, food service equipment, supervision and culinary math. For quicker entry into the industry, Culinary Assistant, Culinary Specialist and Culinarian certificates are available.

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CLN.AAS | Culinary Arts AAS

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CLN.CLA.CER1 | Culinary Assistant CER1

CLN.CLS.CER1 | Culinary Specialist CER1

DCP.CLN.CLA.CER1 | Culinary Assistant

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Culinary Specialist
CER1 Certificate of Completion
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$7,482
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Emma Creps
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Culinary Arts
AAS Associate of Applied Science
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20
$15,480
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Culinary Assistant
CER1 Certificate of Completion
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8
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Culinarian
CER2 Certificate of Completion
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16
$10,320
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Emma Creps
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Culinary Assistant
CER1 Certificate of Completion
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8
$5,160
Brian Bohannon
Emma Creps
$15,480
$5,160
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