Culinary Arts
students are exposed
to expectations of high quality,
efficiency, productivity and
high pressure which prepares
them for very well for
the real world.

Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts

Learn to be a world class chef while gaining a year of work related experience. 

Chef Jack has been a nationally recognized and highly respected culinarian for more than 40 years. He has served as a culinary arts instructor since 1993.

Learn to butcher, bake, sauté, and run any culinary establishment with finesse, from daily hands-on cooking, to serving and presenting. You will complete this program with a year of real world, hands-on experience, a few certificates and some pretty amazing knife skills.

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Our culinary students have been placed in positions such as:

• Baker

• Pastry chef

• Sous chef

• Assistant kitchen manager

• Line cook

• Prep cook

• Bar back

• Etc.

Our students are employed at places such as:

•  Ariani’s Italian Restaurante

• Ted’s Montana Grill

• The Lee County School District Food Services Dept.

•  Bonita Bay Country Club

•  The Westin

•  South Seas Island Resort

•  The Ritz Carlton

Prior to course completion, CCTC staff members will assist students with job placement or application for further culinary education. 

While studying, students enjoy many trips and opportunities within the culinary community including:

• Chef's Association Meetings

• Tour large resorts and hospitality establishments from Island resorts to farm to table style restaurants

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Requirements for prospective students:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Required to schedule an appointment with the Admissions Office  regarding admissions, call 239-574-4440.

Accreditations, Licenses, Certifications

  • Specific to Culinary Arts
    • Florida Food Service Manager Training
    • ACF Certified Culinarian
    • Tutoring available for other ACF Certifications - American Culinary Federation


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Have questions? Contact us or call (239) 574-4440.