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Culinary Arts Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for a career as an executive chef, restaurateur, food and beverage manager, food writer, research chef, or a culinary educator. The program focuses on cooking related services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Program courses include: recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, managing food supplies and kitchen resources, food presentation, and a variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer culinary arts program.

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Students Enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Clover Park Technical College offers an associate's degree program in culinary arts.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male6
Female5

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black3
White5
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Culinary Arts program at Clover Park Technical College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Chefs and Head Cooks

  • Description:

    Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, chefs and head cooks employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.51
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,740
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 200
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.36
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,260

Cooks, Private Household

  • Description:

    Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

Cooks, Restaurant

  • Description:

    Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, cooks, restaurant employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 12,930
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.88
      • Average Annual Salary: $26,790
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,970
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.09
      • Average Annual Salary: $25,150

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Culinary Arts Programs in Washington

Culinary Arts programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Food Preparation and Professional Cooking (C,A)
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South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)
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South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C,A)
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)
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Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
Type: Community College

80 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

37 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
Type: Community College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA
Type: Community College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
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Clark College

Vancouver, WA
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)