Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

The Culinary Arts program at UVU provides premier training for students interested in a career in professional cooking and or baking. The program offers small, hands-on classes, focusing on individualized attention and development. The Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) provides experience, through “engaged” industry-based learning. The Culinary Arts program comprehensive course of study covers several service areas; including not only learning how to cook and bake, but key requirements to success such as; customer service, business and finance management, marketing and advertising. CAI students learn how to apply these skills to a variety of food service establishments and operations. The practical and theoretical instruction covers such areas as food service safety and sanitation, professional dining room service, menu planning, nutrition, and purchasing-storeroom management. While studying Culinary Arts at UVU, students gain a solid understanding of the food and beverage industry and learn classic techniques in food and baking production using state-of-the-art equipment in our kitchen labs. The CAI also applies real world training as students operate a limited-service fine dining experience at Restaurant Forte. Forte' is located in the UCCU Center and the Canyon Park Café is located the Culinary Arts Institute in North Orem. These industry-based learning models allow students to work with a wide range of foods while directly interacting with the public to get the full experience of running their own food service establishment. Students work in a variety of positions including, waiting tables, purchasing, preparing food, hosting, and acting in the role of sous chef.

Matriculation Requirements

  1. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C- or better. CA 1160 Culinary Math; CA 1490 Food Service Sanitation (including current ServSafe certification); ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts CC or ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing CC
  2. Acceptance into the Culinary Arts Institute by completion of application process (see Advisor for specific details).
  3. Overall GPA: 2.0 or better.