Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts program

Culinary Arts requires taste and creativity as well as mastery of technique. Students will study both theory and practical kitchen application of quality food preparation. Students receive instruction and hands-on experience in: knife skills, breakfast foods, soups, sauces, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, grains, legumes, fruits, proper sanitation, yeast breads, quick breads, desserts, cakes and pastries. With the production kitchen student will gain experience in short order cooking, both front of the house and back of the house catering, and feel the stresses of a fast-paced kitchen. Students will develop skills in basic kitchen math such as, yield percentages, bakers percentages, First-in First-out (FIFO), Hazard Analyses Critical Control Point (HACCP) and the more important best practices. The Culinary Arts Certificate prepares students for positions in food service operations such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, healthcare facilities and catering operations.

Cost Summary


Adult College Admission Fee


Annual High School Student Fee


Student Tuition and Fees
High school students are exempt from Student Tuition and Fees


Estimated Books and Materials *
While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials


Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

* NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

Program Length
1080 hours (12 months)
Main Campus
Open Enrollment, Year-Round
Classroom Availability
8am - 1pm Mo Tu We Th Fr
2pm - 3pm Mo Tu We Th Fr
NOTE: High school students may request a 8am - 11am schedule by notifying Student Services.
Pell Grants
Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Industry Certifications
The Davis Tech Culinary Arts program provides students with the necessary skills to begin employment in their selected field. Students who complete their program will be prepared to take the tests for the following certifications:
ServSafe Food Protection Manager
Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
Culinary Arts
Placement Rates

NOTE: Placement data is represented as reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the most recent annual report.

Utah Wages
Low Median High
$9.31 $12.93 $17.98
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Cooks, Restaurant
High School
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the Davis Tech Admissions Application and New Student Orientation
  3. Pay the $45.00 fee to the cashier in Student Services
  4. Take the admissions assessment in the Davis Tech Assessment Center in Student Services
  5. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  6. Begin class