CULINARY CONFIDENCE  Hands-on learning and internships at the CMC Culinary Institute prepare you for a real-world career.

Culinary Education at CMC Culinary Institute

Launch a culinary career, update your skills — including sustainable cuisine — or feed your personal passion for the kitchen


Culinary Arts Apprenticeship is offered at Breckenridge & Dillon. Sustainable Cuisine is offered at Edwards. Restaurant & Culinary Management is offered at Steamboat Springs.

The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute has a unique set of programs to meet your needs and desires. Earn a resume-building degree, get on-the-job apprenticeship training or pickup skills and recipes for your home kitchen. We can get you cooking!

Culinary Apprenticeship/Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

Prepare for a career in culinary arts as an apprentice in four-diamond restaurants. Employers want real-world culinary experience, not just a piece of paper on the wall.

You can get valuable, world-class, hands-on training at a fraction of the cost at the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute. Combine this European-style culinary apprenticeship with a degree for a résumé that will impress. Degree options include:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Art
  • Certificate of Garde Manger
  • Apprentice Cook Certificate
  • American Culinary Federation Certified Sous Chef Certificate

Sustainable Cuisine

Green cooking, slow food, farm-to-table, sustainability — all are hot trends. And sustainable cuisine chefs and entrepreneurs will be leading the way towards healthy eating and healthy communities for years to come.

Jump ahead with a degree to fit your goals. Colorado Mountain College’s program is one of the most affordable of its kind and located in a hot spot for the sustainability movement.

  • AAS Degree in Sustainable Cuisine
  • Sustainable Cuisine Operations I, focusing on the kitchen
  • Sustainable Cuisine Operations II, designed for active culinary professionals
  • Sustainable Food Systems, emphasizing growing foods

Non-Credit, Lifelong Learning Classes

Expand your personal cooking skills with hands-on, just-for-fun cooking classes.

Start dates and admission standards differ for each campus and program. You may only apply to one program at a time. Tours are available and may be arranged individually at each campus.

Need help deciding? Talk with our CMC culinary specialist:

Linda Rothwell
970-468-5989 x2821
PO Box 1414
Dillon, CO 80435