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Culinary Arts Certificate

A Culinary Arts Certificate will qualify you to work as a prep cook and a line cook in fine restaurants, hotels, resorts and in institutional food preparation and service. 

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Exemplary Program BadgeThe Culinary Arts Certificate, like the industry itself, demands dedication and hard work. The focus is to provide you with practical training in all aspects of commercial food preparation and presentation.

Why Culinary at GRCC?

  • This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation as an exemplary program.
  • Hands-on laboratory courses in baking, dining room service, classical and American regional cookery, and restaurant operations.
  • You'll operate two open-to-the public restaurants as your labs!: The Heritage, a fine dining restaurant, and Foodology, a unique food lab experience.
  • Industry-experts leading courses in hospitality management, nutrition, food purchasing, sanitation and more.
  • Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to enter the workforce.

The certificate program requires approximately 30 hours of class time per week. The courses you take in this program can be applied to the Culinary Arts Associate Degree.

Transportation required

Some courses may require class field trips and/or travel to internship sites. Students are responsible for their transportation and any associated travel costs.


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