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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.

Don’t wait! Classes start soon.

Make the choice to improve your life today.