Why choose Culinary Arts at PPCC?
The locally recognized and accredited Culinary Arts program at PPCC can launch your career in the food industry. Our seasoned chef-instructors will not only prepare you to cook in different styles and settings, they'll also teach about food safety, wines and spirits, knife skills and more.
New Students MUST attend one of the listed orientation dates prior to attending classes for the Culinary Arts Program
The program information sessions on August 14th will be held virtually.
Friday, August 14th 10:00-11:30 am
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Meeting ID: 821 1520 6482
Friday, August 14th 1:00-2:30 pm
Meeting ID: 861 9350 1013
What do PPCC Culinary Arts students study?
Under the direction of skilled chefs, culinary arts students will be able to direct and participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of foods and gain culinary skills.
Students will learn:
- National sanitation standards
- Administration and management skills
- Cooking skills
- Food production and processing
- Customer and personal service
- Knife and cutlery skills
- Understand the culinary industry on a large scale
Classes you might take
Program Mission and Objectives
The mission of the Culinary Arts program at Pikes Peak Community College is to provide the highest quality training at the community college level.
Our objective is for our graduates to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become employable as a first cook or assistant baker in an industrial kitchen. This will be accomplished through:
- High expectations of faculty, staff, and students.
- Remain current with industry standards by maintaining an active Advisory Committee of community culinary professionals.
- Maintain currency in technology and equipment.
- Adhere to the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation accreditation standards.
- Encourage Life Long Learning
The knowledge and skill sets I gained at PPCC were necessary tools in becoming the business owner I am today. The small classroom setting granted us valuable face time with our Chef instructors that wouldn’t have been possible in a larger school environment. I recommend PPCC to anyone who tells me they want to work in the food service industry.
--Andres Velez Owner of Piglatin Foodtruck
Certified Dietary Manager Training Program
PPCC Offers a courses to prepare students to test for Certified Dietary Manager (CDM®), Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP®) national examinations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.
Program Requirements for Students
Studying Culinary Arts at PPCC can be demanding, requiring students to perform a wide range of cognitive and physical tasks. Students should be aware of these requirements when considering whether or not the program is right for them.
Culinary Arts Students
PPCC Culinary Arts Students showing their talents in baking and knifing skills.