Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program provides students with the skills that are in high demand in today's professional kitchens.

Colorado's Top Culinary School

Top 10 Culinary Arts School ColoradoYou'll learn basic techniques that are constantly reinforced as you move from basic to the more advanced stages of cooking.

Lectures, demonstrations, and the opportunity to work at Emily's Cafe (our on-campus eatery) with experienced chefs provide students with the confidence and skills needed to start a career in culinary arts.

The extensive hand-on training is designed for students who wish to obtain the basic skills and experience for entry-level employment in the food service industry, hotel industry, catering services, insitutional food service operations and for themselves.

If you'd like a fast track training program that prepares you to enter Denver's restaurant industry as a line or prep cook, check out our free Culinary Quick Start program.


The Culinary Arts program costs approximately $7,340 to complete. Additional material and book fees may apply.          Entry level chefs make around $21,923 per year (or $10.54 per hour)          Graduate from Emily Griffith’s Culinary School in just 7 months with our full-time program.

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2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 3/11/2020 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
9/23/2019 4/22/2020 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
2/12/2020 9/1/2020 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  
3/10/2020 10/1/2020 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  
5/21/2020 12/1/2020 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  


2019–2020 Program Cost

It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 Entry Level   Mean Experienced
Cooks, Restaurant 32% 10.54/hr ($21,923/yr)


13.21/hr ($27,485/yr)

14.55/hr ($30,266/yr)

Wage information is based on 2017 data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Office of Labor Market Information

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Baker
  • Banquet manager
  • Cake decorator
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Deli manager
  • Executive chef
  • Kitchen manager
  • Pastry chef
  • Sous chef


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Catering firms
  • Corporations
  • Country clubs
  • Cruise ships
  • Delis
  • Grocery stores
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Schools

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Upcoming Related Events

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Health & Administration Careers Info Night
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Trades Campus Information Night
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020
GED High School Equivalency Classes
Time: 9:00am

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Emily's Cafe is a product of our Culinary Arts Program. Our entrees are ordered, created, prepared, and served by our Culinary Arts students.


Emily's Cafe is open to the public Monday,... more »