Culinary Arts
 

Technique. Ingredients. Passion.
It’s The Way We Cook.

And it’s the way you’ll cook as a culinary arts student at the Columbus Culinary Institute. As a culinary arts student, you’ll have 3 hours a day of hands-on kitchen instruction from our chef instructors.  Most days, you will be challenged to prepare a serving to be tasted and critiqued by an instructor, your fellow students, and even yourself.  We don’t do anything half-way, and neither will you.

Columbus Culinary offers an 18-month associate degree and a 12-month diploma option. Our culinary students graduate from both programs with an employer-ready package of cooking and business skills. 

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Read below for more details about our culinary arts program.
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I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. 

-Jacques Pepin

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HIGHLIGHTS
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Beginning in your first week as a culinary school student, you’ll be working shoulder to shoulder in the kitchen with your fellow culinary students—just like you would in a professional kitchen. 

Ready to get started? Call us at 877-506-5006 or fill out our information request form

 

 

During the culinary arts program, you will:

  • Master culinary foundational skills, like proper knife techniques and proper seasoning
  • Gain a broad knowledge base of both classical and contemporary cooking methods and techniques
  • Understand the business side of the culinary industry, including menu development, cost control, and professionalism
  • Develop teamwork and leadership skills through class buffets, served to other students
  • Express your culinary creativity through artful plating of your meals
  • Finish the associate degree program with an 8-week externship, designed to put your new skills to the test and help you make valuable industry contacts
CAREERS
 

CAREERS

By the end of Columbus Culinary Institute’s diploma or degree program, you will have been exposed to a variety of cuisines, learned a variety of culinary techniques, and be ready for a variety of career options.

As a Columbus Culinary graduate, you’ll have the support of our job placement department to help you get started on the right culinary path for you. Job Placement services are available to our graduates throughout their careers.

Ready to get started? Call us at 877-506-5006 or fill out our information request form.

 

 

 

Culinary school graduates can:

  • Work for hospitality-related companies, including caterers, restaurants, and entertainment venues or even become a personal chef
  • Advance in the kitchen from food preparer, to cook, to sous chef, to executive chef
  • Follow your dream and open your own restaurant
  • Use your artistic side as a food stylist
CURRICULUM
 

CURRICULUM

Columbus Culinary offers an 18-month associate degree and a 12-month diploma option. Our curriculum is intended to be hands-on and career focused, with most classes specific to your culinary development. You’ll spend 3 hours per day in hands-on kitchen instruction.  

To read the course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 877-506-5006 or fill out our information request form.

 

 

 

Concentration Courses 

  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 
  • Commercial Kitchen Skills and Procedures 
  • Soups, Starches and Sauces 
  • Meat and Poultry Arts 
  • Fish and Shellfish Arts 
  • Breads, Cakes and Pastry Arts 
  • Garde Manger and Charcuterie 
  • Safety, Sanitation and Kitchen Design 
  • Wines, Spirits and Beverages 
  • Computer Applications for Foodservice 
  • Purchasing and Cost Control 
  • Dining Room Service and Management 
  • Purchasing and Storeroom Procedures 
  • Classical Cuisine* 
  • International Cuisine* 
  • Food and Beverage Management 
  • Culinary Externship* 

*18-month Associate Degree Program Only 

COSTS
 

COSTS


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Diploma Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $6,990
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,160
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,580
Lab Fees Per Semester $350
*Diploma Program is 3 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Semester 1-4* $6,990
Tuition Semester 5 $300
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,160
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,810
Lab Fees Per Semester (1-4 only) $350
*Associate Degree Program is 4.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

PROGRAM INFO
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION


Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at www.bradfordschoolcolumbus.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer from Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student's program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other approved colleges provided the grades received for the courses were "C" or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program. 

GET STARTED
 

GET STARTED

We know that cooking is a big part of your life. Get started making it your career.

We accept applications year-round, so it's never too late to apply. Although we accept ACT and/or SAT scores, they are not required. We recommend that every interested student schedule a tour of our facilities to see, hear, and smell what makes us different.

Ready to get started? Call us at 877-506-5006 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

As a Columbus Culinary student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive job placement department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!