Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts requires taste and creativity as well as mastery of technique. Students will study both theory and practical kitchen application of quality food preparation. Students receive instruction and hands-on experience in: knife skills, breakfast foods, soups, sauces, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, grains, legumes, fruits, proper sanitation, yeast breads, quick breads, desserts, cakes and pastries. With the production kitchen student will gain experience in short order cooking, both front of the house and back of the house catering, and feel the stresses of a fast past kitchen. Students will develop skills in basic kitchen math such as, yield percentages, bakers percentages, First in First Out (FIFO), Hazard Analyses Critical Control Point (HACCP) and the more important best practices. The Culinary Arts Certificate prepares students for positions in food service operations such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, healthcare facilities and catering operations.

Program Cost
$3,648.70 (Tuition and Student/Program Fees. Some courses may require additional fees.)
$777.27 (Estimated books and Materials) *
Program Length
1125 hours (12 months)
Main Campus
Open Enrollment Year Round
Classroom Availability
08:00 AM - 2:00 PM
NOTE: High school students may request a schedule that coincides with the high school morning bell schedule by notifying Student Services.

(* NOTE: Cost of books and supplies are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication. All prices are subject to change.)
Adult College Admission Fee
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
High School Students: $40.00 (additional class fees may still apply)
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants
Davis Tech Credentials
Davis Tech Certificate of Program Completion
Industry Certifications
The Davis Tech Culinary Arts program provides students with the necessary skills to begin employment in their selected field. Students who complete their program will be prepared to take the tests for the following certifications:
Food Service/Culinary Arts
ServSafe Food Protection Manager
CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
Food Service/Culinary Arts
Placement Rates
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$9.33 $12.91 $17.19
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Chefs and Head Cooks
Cooks, Restaurant
High School
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the Davis Tech Admissions process:
  3. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  4. Start class