Why Choose Culinary Arts at PPCC?
The Culinary Arts are not for those with a lack of dedication, endurance, or ambition. Discover your passion and join one of the most diverse and fast-growing career fields. The locally recognized and accredited Culinary Arts program at PPCC can help you start your career.
What will I 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
Example Classes I 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.
New Students MUST attend one of the listed orientation dates prior to attending classes for the Culinary Arts Program
All Information Sessions will be held in room B-204a on the Centennial Campus
Thursday, November 7th 6:00-7:30 pm A140
Friday, November 15th 2:00-3:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 4th 6:00-7:30 pm
Monday, December 16th 12:00-1:30 pm
Tuesday, January 7th 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday, January 7th 1:00-2:30 pm
Wednesday, April 1st 6:00-7:30 pm
Friday, April 24th 3:00-4:30 pm
Thursday, May 7th 6:00-7:30 pm
Friday, August 14th 10:00-11:30 am
Friday, August 14th 1:00-2:30 pm
Once students attend a session, they will meet with a faculty advisor to register for courses.