Culinary Arts

The Culinary School at EVIT




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The EVIT Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs are the only high school culinary and baking programs in Arizona accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.


Explore your passion for cooking while developing skills in all facets of the food service and hospitality industries. Training is provided in culinary arts (a la carte & quantity cooking), commercial baking and dining room operations.

Students gain hands-on experience working special functions, breakfasts, luncheons and dinners in the culinary banquet hall.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in culinary competitions and work with many of the top chefs and restaurants in the valley. 

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East Valley high school students who have already completed a Culinary Arts program at their high school may be eligible to enroll directly into the second year of EVIT’s program where they can specialize in one of three areas:

 

  • Advanced Culinary Cuisine
  • Commercial Baking & Pastry
  • Hospitality Management
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    Note: This is a dual enrollment course. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.

    Get started! Enroll in the EVIT Culinary Arts Program.

    For announcements and updates about the EVIT Culinary Arts program, text evit to 89800.

    Course Code CU10, CU15, CU16

    Prerequisites  At least 6 high school credits, including 1 Math credit
    On track to graduate or a plan for graduation
    2.0 GPA or equivalent standardized test scores
    Recommended: Foods I and/or Foods II or work experience in the field 
    Length 2-4 semesters

    Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus
    EVIT Apache Junction Campus

    Certifications American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACF) Certification
    ServSafe Management

    Possible Careers Banquet Cook, Prep Cook, Server, Chef, Restaurant Management

    Average Entry Level Salary $11 - $14 per hour




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