Culinary Arts I

Next class starts: August 15, 2023

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 2023-2024 school year opens April 20, 2023 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.

  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center.
Fall 2023Lehi Main Campus1148/15/20235/21/20247:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2023Lehi Main Campus1148/15/20235/21/202411:30 AM2:30 AMM-F
Fall 2023Lehi Main Campus1148/15/20235/21/20246:00 PM9:45 PMM-Th
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Total hours: 600

Course Descriptions
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fees
Culinary Foundations9030$360.00$50.00$36.00
Culinary/Baking Basics9030$360.00$0.00$0.00
Hot/Cold Food Preparation9030$360.00$0.00$0.00
Basic Baking Breads & Doughs9030$360.00$0.00$0.00
Basic Pastries & Cookies9030$360.00$0.00$0.00
Workbased Learning902$240.00$0.00$0.00
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Registration Fee:$40.00
Required Materials:$339.45
Industry Exam Fee:$36.00
Student Fees:$50.00
Tuition/Fees Subtotal:$2,406.00
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Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
On Cooking Textbook; 6th Edition1978-0-13444-190-0$122.45
Chef Uniform1Embroidered Chef Coat; Chef Pants, Chef Hat, Marker$66.00
Thermoworks ProNeedle Culinary Thermometer1$22.00
Visual Knife Skills Set I1MS1 024$13.00
ServeSafe Certification Test Fee1Purchased through Culinary Department$36.00
Small Knife Set w/Bag1 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 $80.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$339.45
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Large Knife Set w/Bag1 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 $110.00
Total Cost of Optional Materials $110.00
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  • MTECH Program Certificate in Culinary Arts I
  • Preparation and opportunity to Certify for ServSafe Manager Certificate

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
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Course Descriptions

Culinary Foundations
Culinary Foundations is an introductory course that examines the basics of cooking and food preparation. It covers kitchen safety, knife skills, and the fundamentals of cooking methods such as sautéing and boiling.
Culinary/Baking Basics
Culinary/Baking Basics is a course that covers the basics of baking and pastry making. It covers ingredients, equipment, and techniques needed to make a variety of baked goods such as bread, cakes, and cookies.
Proteins is a course that covers the different types of protein and how to prepare them. It covers the properties of different meats, fish, and poultry, and how to cook them using various techniques such as grilling, roasting, and sautéing.
Hot/Cold Food Preparation
Hot/Cold Food Preparation is a course that covers the techniques and methods for preparing hot and cold dishes. It covers topics such as cooking methods, food safety, and plate presentation.
Basic Baking Breads & Doughs
Basic Baking Breads & Doughs is a course that covers the basics of baking breads and doughs. It covers ingredients, equipment, and techniques needed to make a variety of breads and doughs such as sourdough, focaccia, challah, and pizza dough.
Basic Pastries & Cookies
Basic Pastries & Cookies is a course that covers the basics of making pastries and cookies. It covers ingredients, equipment, and techniques needed to make a variety of pastries such as pate a choux, meringues, croquembouche, tarts, and cookies.
Workbased Learning
Work Based Learning is a course that provides students with hands-on experience in a professional kitchen setting. It covers topics such as kitchen safety, sanitation, and teamwork.