This program provides a great culinary foundation to build a career on. This program introduces every student to the basics of Culinary Arts regardless of current skill level. It then moves into more advanced cooking techniques in hot food preparation and presentation in the following:
- Cooking and Baking Principles
- Sanitation Procedures
- Menu Creation
- Knife and Equipment Care
- Workplace Relations
- Study professional cooking in state of the art kitchens.
- Develop management skills including inventory and menu plans by participating in MTECH’s Evenings of Fine Dining.
- Become a culinary professional by learning to put your passion into mixing the right ingredients and creating perfect dishes.
"Great Instructors. Great Program. Now I have a great career doing something I love!" -Jennifer Roberts
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Program Certificate in Culinary Arts I
- ServeSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate
- Food Handlers Permit
Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.
Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2021 opens April 20, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.
Program Length: 600 Hours or approximately 9 months.
Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main Campus
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance. +Learn More
Transfer Credit Opportunity: Credit hours for completing this program can be counted towards degrees from UVU and SLCC. +Learn more.
High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
Entrance Assessment: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class. Visit mtec.edu/nso.
Completion of MTECH Culinary Arts I program or demonstration of competencies.
|Session||Location||Room||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Fall 2021||Lehi||117||8/17/2021||5/19/2022||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-F|
|Fall 2021||Lehi||117||8/17/2021||5/19/2022||11:30 am||2:30 pm||M-F|
|Fall 2021||Lehi||117||8/17/2021||5/19/2022||6:00 pm||9:45 pm||M-Th|
Tuition and Fees
|total:||$1,680.00||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|On Cooking Textbook and Workbook (6th Edition)||$140.00||
|MTECH Chef Uniform (pants, jacket, hat, marker, thermometer)||$66.00||Closed-toe shoes must be worn each day for safety requirements when working the kitchen lab|
|Visual Knife Skill Set I||$13.00||MS1 024|
|ServeSafe Certification||$36.00||Purchased through Culinary Department|
|Small Knife Set w/Bag||$80.00||
includes: Sysco 8" CHEF'S KNIFE-MILLENNIA M22608B; 8" BREAD KNIFE-MILLENNIA M22508B; 3" PARING KNIFE M23900; 10" STEEL -GENESIS M21010B; KNIFE ROLL-7 POCKETS; M30007M
|Large Knife Set w/Bag (optional)||$100.00||
includes: Sysco 8" CHEF'S KNIFE-MILLENNIA M22608B; 8" X 2" KNIFE GUARD M33113; 3" PARING M23900; 4" X 1" KNIFE GUARD M33110; 10" WIDE BREAD KNIFE - MILLENNIA M23210B; 10" X 2" KNIFE GUARD M33112; 6" BONING KNIFE-MILLENNIA M22306B; 6 X 1" KNIFE GUARD M33111; MINI MERCER RULES - ENGLISH M33243; SWIVEL PEELER-PLASTIC HANDLE M33091; KNIFE ROLL-7 POCKETS M30007M
All materials and supplies are available at MTECH Bookstore unless noted.