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Culinary Arts

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Start your career in Culinary Arts.

Start with the basic skills of cooking and work toward head chef status. The program emphasizes hands-on learning and provides a true culinary management experience with the student-run Top of the Hill restaurant. If you like working with people, enjoy physical activity, and can think independently and creatively, this may be the program for you.

Attend the Culinary Arts Open House.

Thursday, March 9
9:30 am - 1 pm
Nicolet College - Northwoods Center

Learn about the Culinary Arts program and begin your path to head chef status.

- Talk with instructors
- Participate in interactive activities
- Receive an application fee waiver - Save $30

RSVP for the Culinary Open House

Follow the Culinary Arts Pathway.

Every credit and credential earned applies toward the next certificate, diploma, or degree and provides you with new job opportunities and increased wages. You can even transfer Nicolet credits to another college or university to earn your bachelor's degree. Start on your pathway today.

Culinary Pathway


Explore professional baking and pastry arts.

Culinary Career Essentials

Provides the foundation for food service jobs and the other Culinary certificates.



Build on the fundamentals of kitchen operations with a focus on catering.


Kitchen Assistant

Train to assist in many areas of the food service industry.

Kitchen Management

Learn kitchen management skills.


Food Service Management

Prepare for management positions in a hospitality setting.

Culinary Assistant

Learn basic theory and techniques of food production and service for entry-level employment.

Culinary Arts

Build on basic food production and service to develop advanced culinary techniques and skills.