Culinary Arts

Category: Service and Education

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Program Description

Do you want to learn what it takes to be a great chef in today's job market? You have come to the right place!

Hennepin Tech's Culinary Arts program gives you the skills to saute, decorate cakes, carve chocolate, design menus, prepare banquets, and cater large events. You'll gain a solid foundation of cooking and technique.

What's more, students train to be a part of a gourmet restaurant by experiencing all stations within the food service industry such as "front of the house" in Hennepin Tech's on-campus gourmet dining room.

Students will also experience the theoretical side of the business, learning exactly what it takes to run a restaurant business and succeed. Top off your education with a bit of ice carving, pulled and blown sugar, fundamentals of wine, and international cuisine. Bon appetit!

Are you interested in expanding your culinary skills?

We now have programs for Baking and Pastry and Food Truck.

Baking & Pastry >Food Truck >

Program Information

Multi-term Registration Available!

Class Time: Day
Semester: Fall, Spring, or Summer (Partial)
Campus: Brooklyn Park

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Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED).

Employment may be found in hotels, restaurants, clubs, health care facilities, schools, resorts and many other food related operations. Depending on qualifications and experience numerous positions are available to graduates such as:

  • restaurant cooks
  • banquet cooks
  • bakers
  • assistant pastry chefs
  • pantry personnel
  • kitchen managers
  • food salespersons
  • personal chefs
  • purchasing clerks
  • caterers
  • entry-level chef/managers

Starting, buying, or managing a culinary business is also a solid career option for students. In recent years, the allure of entrepreneurship has increased in the food industry, particularly in the food truck sector.

Students who complete the Culinary Arts program are eligible to pursue American Culinary Federation certification.

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