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Culinary Arts Diploma/Certificate

Begin your journey to a culinary career in as little as 36 weeks.

The culinary world offers exciting possibilities with new flavors, ingredients and pairings constantly being discovered. If you have a love of fresh ingredients, a passion for tasty eats or a desire to bring people together around delicious meals, culinary school might be the place for you to pursue a new career.

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Tuition and fees:

$15,250 - $17,141

Program length:

36 weeks

Our Culinary Arts program is a place where you can explore and learn new skills that could help you pursue a career in the food service industry.

You can begin your journey to a culinary career in as little as 36 weeks through the Virginia College Culinary Arts diploma/certificate program. No previous experience is required to enroll in our culinary arts school. You just need a love of food and a desire to learn.

We foster a supportive, creative environment where you can practice new skills and study the foundational principles of culinary techniques. Our culinary arts courses are a training ground for the real world. Our hands-on cooking classes can help you learn to collaborate with others and work independently in a professional kitchen setting.

Chris learned that when the world hits, it hits hard, but the opportunity came along to start the culinary program at Virginia College, and everything changed.