Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, and Restaurant Management at CPTC

The Culinary and Pastry Arts Programs at Clover Park Technical College offers everything you need to be successful in the culinary world, from classes in basic cooking skills to advanced pastry arts to restaurant management.

Culinary Arts

Graduates are prepared to enter the fast-paced and exciting culinary field as entry-level cooks, lead cooks, or kitchen station supervisors. Emphasizes fine-dining food production skills combined with professional service training and food-management techniques. Food production courses emphasize quality food preparation. Potential employers include fine-dining establishments, hotels, resorts, catering kitchens, clubs, and executive dining services. In combination with additional study and experience, this degree can place graduates on a career ladder that could lead to positions such as restaurant manager, catering/banquet manager, sous-chef and executive chef.

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Pastry Arts

The Pastry Arts offers programs for students seeking entry into or career advancement in the pastry arts job market. Prepares student for careers as bakers, pastry chefs and other pastry arts positions. Students already working in the culinary arts field can select a study path that will expand their skills and further their employment potential. The Pastry Arts degree is designed to provide hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in pastry arts.

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Restaurant Management

Restaurant Management involves aspects of public relations, staffing, customer service, and financing. In this certificate program, you’ll learn key concepts, strategies, and practical skills necessary for managing, owning, and operating a successful restaurant or other food and beverage business. With web-based and in-person instruction, our program is designed to meet the needs of working adults. The program focuses on applying the principles of business communication, supervision, accounting, marketing, catering, nutrition, business plan, and hospitality law. If you enjoy the restaurant business and want to make it a career, this program is the right fit for you.

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