Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

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

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

The length of this course is about 11 months, with a total cost of $4,507.

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
  • Point 57
  • 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


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.
  • To get started – call 239-574-4440 or email our Admissions Office today!

Accreditations, Licenses, Certifications

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


  • Chef Derek Stone email

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

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