Culinary Arts I

Next class starts: August 17, 2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Juniors & Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.


Lehi Main Campus


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When you enroll in the Culinary Arts 1 program you are creating a culinary foundation to build a career on. This program introduces every student to the basics of Culinary Arts regardless of current skill level. Once you’ve mastered the basics of culinary arts you will begin to learn advanced cooking techniques in hot food preparation and presentation. Coursework in this program includes cooking and baking principles, sanitation procedures, menu creation, knife and equipment care, and workplace etiquette. Your time in this program will include  professional cooking in state of the art kitchens, while also gaining experience inventorying and menu planning. You will even have the chance to show off your skills by participating in MTECH’s Evening of Fine Dining.

This program is eligible for Financial Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Anthony Huntington

Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 20, 2022 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.

MorningLehi1178/16/20225/18/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
AfternoonLehi1178/16/20225/18/202311:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
EveningLehi1178/16/20225/18/20236:00 PM9:45 PMM-TH

Program Hours: 600 hours

Registration Fee$40.00 
Facilities Fee$50.00 
Program Fees$330.00 

*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials

On Cooking Textbook; 6th edition$155.00
Chef Uniform (pants, jacket, hat, marker)$53.00
ThermoWorks ProNeedle Culinary Thermometer
Visual Knife Skill Set I$13.00
ServeSafe Certification$36.00
Small Knife Set w/Bag$80.00
  • MTECH Program Certificate in Culinary Arts I
  • ServeSafe Food Protection Manager Certification
  • Food Handlers Permit

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student. 

Most students will start in beginning position, and with improved abilities will be promoted. The more skills you learn and demonstrate, the greater the opportunties.

Our students average a half hour to one hour of homework a night.

Per MTECH’s policy, students will be dismissed from the program after 10 consecutive absences.

Culinary Arts I

Program length
9 mos
Total cost