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Contributions to the College of the Canyons Foundation support educational improvements and capital needs beyond the achievement level that tax dollars can support. Your gift will enable us to reach the highest levels of excellence in teaching, scholarship, vocational training and innovation.

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Student chef preparing dessert.  photo © Robin Spurs

Culinary Arts Program

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a professional Chef, Pastry Chef, or Sommelier? College of the Canyon's Institute for Culinary Education (iCUE) is the perfect place to help turn that dream into a reality!

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Display of wine, cheese, and grapes.  photo © Robin Spurs

How long does the program take to complete?

The culinary arts program takes three semesters* to complete. The baking & pastry arts program takes two semesters* to complete. While the wine studies program takes three semesters* to complete.


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Student chefs cooking in the culinary kitchen.  photo © Robin Spurs

Salary & Labor Market Information

Hospitality careers are in demand. To find out about the Culinary & Wine Studies industry, click on the LEARN MORE button below. Other helpful links:
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College of the Canyons Culinary Program

Students come in energized, willing to learn, passionate about food. So what we do is train them to be professionals, to be successful in the workplace.

Here at Institute for Culinary Education (iCUE), we offer 3 certificates: a Baking & Pastry Certificate, a Culinary Arts Certificate, and a Wine Studies Certificate as well as an AS Degree in Culinary Arts (coming soon).


Desserts made by culinary students.  photo © Robin Spurs

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Student chefs preparing food for banquet.  photo © Robin Spurs

View the SLIDESHOW, "Behind the Scenes", with Chefs and Students
at the iCUE Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.