Real-world education doesn’t get any more real than M State’s Culinary Arts program, where students put their learning to work daily as they create the menus and prepare the breads, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts served in the Moorhead campus cafeteria.
If you have a passion for cooking and a willingness to learn, M State's Culinary Arts diploma program offers an excellent and unique foundation for your career in the food service industry. Our 64-credit program provides the practical hands-on training and traditional academic culinary courses that prepare you for success.
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.
Culinary Arts Diploma
The mission of the Culinary Arts program is to provide quality education to students who wish to pursue a career of excellence in culinary and hospitality occupations. The program is designed to meet the current and future needs of the food service industry. Demand for employment is high in the industry, which accounts for more than 9 million jobs annually in the United States. Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program receive hands-on practical lab training paired with traditional academic culinary courses that are aligned with industry needs. The program provides a broad base of education in the culinary field.
Nov. 16, 2016
The Moorhead campus cafeteria was the scene of "food truck wars" when about two dozen Culinary Arts students divided into three teams and competed for the honor of best buffet. The students - all enrolled in the program's buffet lab - chose their own food theme, decorated their "trucks" and prepared the food. For the standard cafeteria buffet cost of $6.99, diners got a generous sampling at the Dawg House with house-made jumbo hot dogs, a sushi-themed spread (No More Mr. Rice Guy) and the Rollin' on the River Food Truck, which rolled to victory as the diners' favorite with Cajun-style shrimp and grits fritters.
Chef and Head Cook regional wage
data source: Career Coach
Graduates of M State's Culinary Arts program will have employment opportunities in restaurants, food sales, food marketing, and health care facilities.
Description: Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
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Data source: Career Coach with current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead
data source: Career Coach
223 Employed in your area
7 Estimated annual job openings
27 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Chefs and Head Cooks in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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* Based on county-level occupational demographics
Data source: Career Coach
Last modified: December 9th, 2016 at 09:48am