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Culinary Arts Program at The University of Montana (UM)

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  • Phone: (406) 243-0211

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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at The University of Montana 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 Montana 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. The University of Montana offers a less than two-year award program in culinary arts.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)


Students by Race (2010-2011)


Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Culinary Arts program at The University of Montana, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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
    • Missoula, MT
      • Total Employment: 60
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.44
      • Average Annual Salary: $27,960

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
    • Missoula, MT
      • Total Employment: 590
      • Average Hourly Rate: $10.16
      • Average Annual Salary: $21,130

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 Montana

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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Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, MT
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Culinary Arts (A)