Discover the opportunities that exist working as a professional chef. Find employment at 5-star resort hotels, travel to luxury destinations across the U.S. or abroad working in fine dining establishments, or possibly start your own restaurant. The exciting careers are endless, and your journey begins as a student in the Culinary Arts program at WMCC. You will be trained by our expert chefs who bring their real-world culinary experiences into the classroom.
The New Hampshire Culinary Institute’s culinary program offers two options: the two-year Culinary Arts Associate Degree and the Culinary Arts Certificate.
The two-year Associate Degree program provides a wide range of theory and practice. Graduates of the degree program have held positions as chefs, bakers, food production supervisors, food purchasing agents, food service instructors and restaurant owners. The Certificate program provides students with the major baking and food production courses.
Culinary lab classes are offered as four-week modules. Each module focuses on a specific area of culinary expertise and carries one credit towards graduation. It should be noted that modules are not necessarily offered in the sequence in which they appear in the profile below. In addition to traditional culinary classes, students are required to work offsite at college-associated restaurants receiving hands-on experience. Students must also successfully complete a “black box” final practical exam in their senior year as a requirement for graduation.
Students must purchase a basic set of professional knives as well as three sets of uniforms. Further information will be mailed to students prior to the start of the semester.
White Mountains Community College has partnered with the Omni Mount Washington Resort to offer a three-year federally accredited culinary arts apprenticeship program. The program offers future chefs the opportunity to train in a highly respected food operation, learn from a variety of chefs and receive an Associate in Science Culinary Arts degree.
Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Program https://www.brettonwoods.com/bwca
Program available in Berlin.