Culinary Arts

Culinary student making cookies.  Are you a creative person who loves food? Check out Culinary Arts, a two-year, six credit program, where you will learn many of the skills the culinary profession is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in state-of-the-art foods and bakery labs equipped with all of the tools and equipment found in a modern commercial kitchen and bakery, and you will even have the opportunity to cater events at local venues!
In addition to going straight to the work force, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their courses! Further your education at a community college, technical school or university.

Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts Schools
TCC Norfolk Campus
Johnson and Walespicture of a culinary student making cookies
Culinary Institute of Virginia
Culinary Institute of America
Stratford University
Art Institute
Sullivan University
and many more!!!
Line Cook
Executive Chef
Pastry Chef/Baker
Personal Chef
Banquet Manager

All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Culinary Arts!

A sample of restaurants and hotels who have employed our students:
Catch 31
Zinc Brasserie
Founder's Inn
Lesner Inn Catering
Distinctive Gourmet (VB Convention Center)
Twisted Sisters
Zoe's Kitchen
Ntelos Pavilion
Scope/Chrysler Hall
Harris Teeter
Instructors: Diana Ausderau and Patrick Reed

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