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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 13
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

MCTC's Culinary Arts Program prepares you in all facets of food preparation and presentation and helps you to develop your own creative culinary style. You will receive instruction on basic to advanced cooking skills including meat, fish and poultry fabrication; garde manger (cold food preparation); charcuterie (sausage, pat+ and terrine preparation); baking; pastry art; and more. Coursework also covers tableside cooking, menu design, restaurant operations, management principles, nutrition, safety and sanitation. You will receive extensive hands-on training in MCTC's cooking labs and in the student-operated dining room which is open to the public. You also have the opportunity to participate in numerous community service events wherein you can apply your banquet, buffet, and catering culinary knowledge and techniques. To successfully participate in the program, you must be able to lift 25 pounds, have the endurance to stand for several hours at a time and have good eye-hand coordination. All students must purchase uniforms, knife and baking kits, and textbooks, as well as cover field trip costs. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University that permits transfer of the A.A.S. in Culinary Arts to their B.A.S. in Hospitality Management program. Where You Could Work, Restaurants' Hotels' Resorts' Cruise ships, Hospital and healthcare centers, Institutions and companies with food service

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Private Household Cooks

  • Median wage: $12.77/hour
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Chefs and Head Cooks

  • Median wage: $20.16/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Restaurant Cooks

  • Median wage: $11.71/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Institution and Cafeteria Cooks

  • Median wage: $13.66/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: