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Programs at the Culinary Arts Institute

Creating Edible Works of Art

We can change your passion for cooking into an exciting career, one semester at a time. An associate’s degree or certificate earned at MCC gives aspiring culinarians the skills and experience they need for rewarding careers in a number of different professional paths.

At the Culinary Arts Institute, we are in the business of training future sous chefs, executive chefs, and foodservice professionals with an emphasis on acquiring real-world experience that will equip you to compete and excel in this fast-paced industry. Our classes are small, averaging 16:1 student/teacher ratio and our new state-of-the-art laboratories provide ample space for students to begin with basic concepts and advance using these tried and true techniques of the art.

Follow the Path to your Dream Career!

Check out our degree offerings

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A.A.S. Degree in Culinary Arts
Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Certificates of Achievement

Knife work

Professional Baking Certificate


Professional Cooking Certificate

A culinary education is a fine art at MCC
We train mid-Michigan culinary professionals.
Our classes are taught by certified chefs and managers.
We change your passion for food and cooking into a career.
We training future chefs, foodservice managers, bakers, and restaurant managers.
Our emphasis is learning by doing.
Our classes are small, averaging 11:1 student/teacher ratio
Students enrolled in MCC programs will receive intensive training in all phases of the restaurant business
Students will graduate with the high level of expertise necessary to become a professional in any area of the foodservice business.
Students gain valuable management and customer service skills in our spacious, and beautiful Applewood Café
Many students participate in cooking contests, ice carving demonstrations, student clubs and cooperative education to gain additional skills.
The Applewood Café our working lab was voted the Best Restaurant of Genesee County.
The food business is booming in mid-Michigan with many diverse job opportunities.
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