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The Culinary Arts program at Dixie Tech takes a rigorous approach for those with a passion for food who would like to become true professionals in a commercial kitchen environment. You will learn all aspects of high end cooking and baking, dining, catering, and management. Train under world-class chefs and learn the tricks of the trade to make your mark in the culinary world!
As a student of this program, you will:
- Learn proper kitchen sanitation and food safety practices.
- Learn to bake things like, bread, muffins, cookies, custards, cakes, sauces and more.
- Master foundational cooking skills.
- Learn what is needed to operate banquets and catering events.
Attainable Certificates include:
- Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
- ServSafe Certification
This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:
- Chef & Head Cook – Median Income $57k year, with top earners at $92k year.*
- Food Service Managers – Median Income $61k year, with top earners at $101k year.*
- Baker – Median Income $33k year, with top earners at $46k year.*
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE
Upcoming start dates:
January 22, 2024 | 8:00am – 2:00pm | mon-thur
July 22, 2024 | 8:00am – 2:00pm | mon-thur
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what you’ll learn
CORE Culinary COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS)
CULA 1125A: Kitchen Safety & Sanitation – 1 credit hour
CULA 1010A: Culinary Arts Intro – 2 credit hours
CULA 1110A: Foundations of Cooking – 4 credit hours
CULA 1900A: Culinary Skills I – 5 credit hours
CULA 1915A: Culinary Skills II – 5 credit hours
CULA 1250A: Baking and Pastry – 4 credit hours
Advanced Culinary Courses (17 CREDIT HOURS)
CULA 1925A: Banquets and Catering – 4 credit hours
CULA 1930A: Restaurant Practical – 6 credit hours
WKSK 2458C: Career Success – 1 credit hour
CULA 1950A: Culinary Advanced Skills – 6 credit hours
Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable
Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.
Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.
$45 – Textbooks (Optional- See Instructor)
$515 – Knife Kits & Uniforms (REQUIRED)
$463.50 – Text Books (REQUIRED)
$10 – Supplies
Need help paying for college?
Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.
cohort start dates
upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Professional Goal Statement
Accuplacer, act or sat score requirements
Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:
Reading – 245
English – 245
ACT Qualifying scores:
Reading – 15
English – 15
SAT Qualifying scores:
ERW – 290
ERW – 290
Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:
- Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
- College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
- Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.
Cost of Accuplacer test: $15
High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results.
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what you can become
Chef & Head Cook
Food Service Manager
Steps to take
Follow these steps to start your journey at Dixie Tech! Many classes have a waitlist or fill fast, so getting started as soon as possible is recommended.
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Complete your online application
Apply for financial aid & scholarships
Tour Campus & Classroom
Dixie Technical College is located atop Tech Ridge overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.
Industry Expert Instructors
Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of culinary experts.
Chef Chad brings over 25 years of culinary experience leading kitchens at luxury resorts and spas like Enchantment Resort, Teton Mountain Lodge, Red Mountain Resort, and Miraval Resort. He has appeared on TV shows including Dr. Oz, Giuliana & Bill, and The Doctors, contributed to cookbooks, and presented at the James Beard House. Chef Chad is passionate about cooking, mentoring, business, and human resource management.
Culinary Arts Industry Partners
Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.