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Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Crisp white coats. Precision steel blades. Racks of spotless stainless cookware. The trade tools are waiting for that spark of passion and creativity you bring to each class.

Why the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education?

We prepare students for successful careers by providing superior theoretical and hands-on education in the classical and modern culinary arts, and craft brewing.

  • Upon graduation from any of our degree or certificate programs, you'll be ready to enter an in-demand workforce.
  • All of our degrees will allow you to transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree at Ferris State University.
  • Our certificate programs' curricula allow you to enter the workforce or continue your studies toward an associate degree.
  • Small class sizes led by real-life chefs and industry experts.
  • We've been consistently awarded American Culinary Federation (ACF) accreditation with exemplary status for 30+ years.

Areas of study

Contact Info

(616) 234-3698
117 Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center

Future students

A student chef presenting a dish to a student.

Tour Secchia

The culinary field offers careers with wide ranging possibilities. The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education offers state-of-the-art learning facilities, world-class chef-professors, refreshing affordability, and comprehensive student support services.
Student sugars a baked good in a culinary lab.

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Your first step to becoming a GRCC Culinary major is to apply to GRCC today.

Student Events


Victoria Uy
I have always noticed the passion all of my instructors have for the content they are teaching, and it keeps me enthusiastic about learning.
Victoria Uy, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education student

Faculty & Staff


Professional Support Staff


Adjunct Faculty


Michael Kidder

Michael Kidder

Associate Director of Operations for Culinary Education
(616) 234-3697