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Culinary Arts program overview

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!  HTC'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 HTC'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!

Program information

We are accredited by the American Culinary Foundation (ACF).

  • Class Time: Day
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park Campus
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Skills Required

Students enrolling at Hennepin Technical College will complete Accuplacer Placement Testing. The purpose of the assessment test is to provide you and the college with information about your current academic skill levels in reading, writing, mathematics, and computer literacy. This will help you select appropriate courses and support services, help you succeed, plan a course of study with your counselor or academic advisor, and have a successful college experience.

Job Outlook

Possible job titles may include: 

Restaurant cook, banquet cook, baker, assistant pastry chef, kitchen manager, personal chef, caterer, and chef/manager.

Employment Outlook Disclosures:


Accreditation and Affiliations

HTC's Culinary Arts program has been accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) since 1985.

Benefits of choosing an ACFEF accredited culinary program include:

  • Proven quality in curriculum, faculty, instructional resources, support staff, and organizational structure
  • ACF student members are eligible to receive an ACF certification up to one year after graduation from a postsecondary program by completing the necessary requirements
  • Certificate of completion for students completing a secondary program and the necessary requirements
  • Complimentary subscription to Sizzle, ACF’s quarterly magazine specifically for students pursuing a career as a professional in culinary arts or baking pastry arts. 


If you choose to further your education after graduating from HTC, the college has several articulation agreements for you to choose from. Please contact the Business program faculty for more information, or see a list of current articulation agreements.

Last updated by hausSu : 2020-07-08 03:53:52