Clover Park Technical College   Culinary Arts Tacoma

Culinary and Pastry Arts


The Culinary and Pastry Arts programs prepare students in the increasingly growing hospitality industry. Potential employers include fine dining establishments, hotels, resorts, cruise liners, catering kitchens, clubs and executive dining services.

Pastry Arts has a new kitchen and new class hours. All classes will now be from 6:00am - 1:00pm, Monday through Friday. We are excited about this new improvement to the program.

Our associates degree emphasizes fine dining food production skills combined with professional service training and food management techniques. 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.

Students train in all aspects of culinary or pastry arts food service operations and management.  The program emphasizes preparation of food for healthy lifestyles and is designed to exceed the standards set by the American Culinary Federation and the National Restaurant Association’s Professional Management Development Program. 

The program uses extensive hands-on training with detailed and progressive lab assignments along with real world training through the colleges culinary arts restaurant.

Clover Park Technical College is located in Lakewood Washington just west of Tacoma.

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This web site is the personal responsibility of the culinary arts instructor Dean Massey and is not the responsibility of Clover Park Technical College.

Date of last update: 10-27-2012