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Culinary Arts Program

MCTI culinary arts student

Program Description

MCTI’s Culinary Arts Program operates the Pine Cove Restaurant on campus. Students gain experience in the restaurant setting and work in the school cafeteria, where they learn large-quantity food preparation, breakfast cookery, and serving. The program offers the required classes for ServSafe Food Handler and ServSafe Allergen certificates.

Job Options

  • Food Service Worker
  • Cook’s Helper
  • Cook

Job Outlook

Job opportunities increase after completion of training. Starting pay may range from the current minimum wage to a higher amount depending on the location of the job.


  • Follow written or spoken instructions
  • Work well under pressure
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Make good judgments
  • Ability to stand for lengthy periods of time
  • Ability to work in extreme heat
  • Ability to work in a variety of conditions
  • Communicate well

Please review the 2019 – 2020 Culinary Arts Curriculum Guide for more detailed information.