Earn a Culinary Arts Certificate to Enter the Food Service Industry

Earn a certificate in Culinary Arts and begin a career within the food service, tourism, and hospitality industry!

Blue Ridge CTC Culinary Arts certificate program offers students a well-rounded practical and academic training to learn real-time classical cooking techniques and skills.

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Why Pursue a Culinary Arts Certificate Program

With a certificate in Culinary Arts, students develop skills and understanding about culinary art fundamentals required to prepare a variety of regional and international cuisines. The program allows students to:

    • Execute new-age cooking methods through practical lab experiences.
    • Learn about food safety, sanitation, and nutrition standards.
    • Advance an existing career.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree program.


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Plan a Rewarding Career with a Certificate in Culinary Arts

Interested in learning the latest cooking techniques from certified culinary experts? The certificate of Culinary Arts allows students to learn and demonstrate in-demand cooking techniques required in the workforce.

The Culinary Arts certificate program allows students to understand sanitation and nutrition standards, product efficiency, food costing, and more.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our Culinary Arts Certificate program, students receive hands-on instructions in a well-equipped kitchen from highly trained faculty about the essentials of culinary arts.

Students learn core concepts in the culinary field, such as an introduction to culinary food service, safety, and sanitation in food service, international cuisines lecture, cooking fundamentals, and more. Our program helps to:

    • Demonstrate accurate measuring and portioning.
    • Follow standardized recipes and procedures.
    • Identify ingredients and execute cooking methods.
    • Learn safe handling and operating kitchen equipment.

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Here is what the learners have to share about their experiences after completing the Blue Ridge CTC Culinary Arts certificate program.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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    • Student Loans
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    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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With our one-year economical culinary arts certificate program in West Virginia, students gain the foundational knowledge needed to seek entry in the food service, hospitality, and tourism industry in the local economy. The Blue Ridge CTC Culinary Arts Certificate Program develops real-world skills through hands-on training and guidance from qualified faculty.
With our in-person Culinary Arts certificate program, you learn core concepts and theories required to become successful in the culinary field. The program allows you to develop all the real-life skills to learn and implement cooking techniques and procedures by maintaining safety and nutritional standards.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.
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