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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, and both front of the house and back of the house catering, and feel the stresses of a fast-paced 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 best practices. The Culinary Arts Certificate prepares students for positions in food service operations including hotels, resorts, restaurants, healthcare facilities and catering operations.

Cost Summary

$45.00 Adult college admission fee
$40.00 Annual high school student fee
$3,246.00 Student tuition and fees **
$675.21 Estimated books and materials *
$18.00 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Culinary Arts

Classroom Hours

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8am - 1pm

2pm - 3pm

8am - 1pm

2pm - 3pm

8am - 1pm

2pm - 3pm

8am - 1pm

2pm - 3pm

8am - 1pm

2pm - 3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (adult students only)
  • No Placement Testing required for this program

Once enrolled in the program, students will be required to obtain a Davis County Food Handler Permit. The cost of the permit is $25, and the permit is issued by the Davis County Health Department:

  • Davis County Health Department
  • Environmental Health Services Division
  • 22 South State Street
  • Clearfield, UT 84015
  • 801-525-5100

— No Testing Required for this Program —

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Available Licensing/Certifications

ServSafe Food Protection Manager


Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)

Culinary Arts

Transfer Options

Academic agreements are used to identify comparable courses or pathways between educational institutions. This allows students to receive credit at a receiving institution without having to duplicate courses recently completed and to continue their education between schools. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, students must provide a transcript to the receiving institution with a grade “B” or better in the designate course(s). Any additional requirements are stated below.

Salt Lake Community College

Program Faculty

Kristie Saltzgiver
Associate's Degree from The Culinary Institute of America

Mike Serassio
Associate's Degree from Western Culinary Institute

Monica Hobbs
Associate's Degree from Salt Lake Community College

Penny Moline
Associate's Degree from Salt Lake Community College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.

Davis Technical College

Enrollment Steps

1

Complete college application and pay fee

2

Enroll in program

3

Meet with Financial Aid department (if appropriate)

4

Pay tuition and fees

5

Start classes