Culinary Arts : Emily Griffith Technical College

Culinary Arts

Ranked as one of the Best Culinary Schools in Colorado in 2021, our Culinary Arts program will give you hands-on experience cooking a wide variety of cuisines and dishes. You’ll also learn the ins and outs of the restaurant and hospitality industries and how to run your own business or food truck. 

Our program features lectures and demonstrations from experienced chefs. Plus, you’ll gain experience with all aspects of the restaurant business through our student-run cafe, Emily’s Cafe, where we serve breakfast and lunch three days a week! 

What Can I Do with a Culinary Arts Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work in a variety of culinary roles in:

  • Restaurants
  • Food Trucks
  • Resorts
  • Cruise Ships
  • Hotels
  • Catering Companies
  • Corporate and Institutional Dining
  • Research, Development and Test Kitchens

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

You may also want to consider our Certified Line Cook Apprenticeship!

Service Industries
$7,136
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
7 Months
Full Time
Program length
2/13/2023
Next Start Date
3/13/23, 4/3/23, 5/22/23
Available Start Dates
11 Months
Part Time
Program length
2/13/2023
Next Start Date
3/13/23, 4/3/23, 5/22/23
Available Start Dates
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"Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I've ever had," says Reuben. "He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information."

Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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