Culinary Arts I

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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.

Fall 2022Lehi Main Campus1148/16/20225/18/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2022Lehi Main Campus1148/16/20225/18/202311:30 AM2:30 AMM-F
Fall 2022Lehi Main Campus1148/16/20225/18/20226:00 PM9:45 PMM-Th
Tuition:$1,260.00Student Fees:$350.00Required Materials:$339.45
Registration Fee:$40.00Facilities Fee:$50.00Industry Exam Fee:$36.00
Application Fee:Tuition/Fees Subtotal:$1,736.00
Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
On Cooking Textbook; 6th Edition1978-013-444-1900$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

Optional MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
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
  • 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
600 hours
Total cost