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Culinary Arts

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  • Average Cost
  • Certificate Program
  • Format
    In Person / Online

    Full-time: 3 months
    Part-time: 6 months

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American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

The Culinary Arts Program provides strong culinary foundations training with a hands-on externship. Students acquire intensive professional and practical experience through hands-on approach to the daily culinary preparations and operation of a professional kitchen.

Who Should Attend

This program prepares future chefs and assistants, provides courses for students desiring personal enrichment, and enhances the skills and professional qualifications of chefs and cooks currently employed in the industry.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for chefs and head cooks in the United States.

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  • Blend of online and in-person training
  • Modern kitchen facilities
  • Complete program quickly – 3 Months FULL TIME OR 6 Months PART TIME
  • 510 Instructional hours including 200 hours of externship in professional kitchen
  • Designated ACFEF quality Program

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.