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 has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate5
Associate's Degree14

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male7
Female12

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black7
White6
Unknown4

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: 1,440
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.94
    • Average Annual Salary: $49,800
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 170
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.37
    • Average Annual Salary: $48,610

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: 12,070
    • Average Hourly Rate: $12.88
    • Average Annual Salary: $26,790
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2,320
    • Average Hourly Rate: $11.71
    • Average Annual Salary: $24,360

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Culinary Arts (C,A)

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Seattle

Tukwila, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 350 students completed this program

Programs

  • Baking And Pastry (C)
  • Culinary Arts (C)

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

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

South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C,A)
  • Wine Steward, Sommelier (C,A)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

  • Culinary Arts (C,A)

The Art Institute of Seattle

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C,A)

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Baking And Pastry (A)
  • Culinary Arts (A)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

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

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Baking And Pastry (C,A)
  • Culinary Arts (C,A)
  • Food Service and Dining Room Management (C,A)

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