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If you are passionate about food, like working with your hands and would take satisfaction in seeing others enjoying your creations, our Culinary Arts program could be the right degree program for you.
With our Culinary Arts training, you can learn from professional chefs in our commercial style kitchens and learn to create a variety of dishes using cooking styles from around the world. Blending both new and traditional preparation and cooking methods, our Culinary Arts program is designed to make you an asset in restaurants and kitchens across the country.
Along with classroom lectures and practice session in our kitchens, you can also have the opportunity to learn in the externship portion of the program where your training takes you on an assignment at local area restaurants and/or commercial eateries for real-world experience. Our students can also gain experience working in one of our institution-owned dining establishments: The Union, Chefs Di Domani, and Foundations.
As one of the only American Culinary Federation accredited culinary schools in Oklahoma, and an approved practical test site for ACF certifications, former graduates of this program and others working in the culinary field are able to challenge for certifications on site at Platt College.
If you are seeking transferable job skills that can take you anywhere in the world, this is the program for you! As you can imagine, food service is provided in every corner of our country and around the world, and a culinary degree can give you the foundation you need to have the career you want, where you want it.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022.
Pay varies, depending on the position and a person’s experience; however, according to the latest survey (May 2012) by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for bakers was $23,140; the median pay for cooks was $20,550; and the median pay for chefs and head cooks was $42,480.
Contact us today and we can answer any questions you have about our Culinary Arts programs in Oklahoma.
We know that a career decision is important, and we are committed to making sure you have all of the information you need to make a career training decision that is right for you.