CMC culinary students carve at Keystone for their ice carving class finale.

Culinary Arts Apprenticeship at Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute

Work in some of the world’s most elegant resorts as you earn your culinary degree


Culinary Arts Apprenticeship is offered at Breckenridge & Dillon.

Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, 75 miles west of Denver, Summit County has earned the reputation as a world-class winter and summer destination. During winter snowboarders and skiers may choose from eight different mountains at Keystone, Breckenridge, and Arapahoe Basin. When the snow melts, Summit County becomes an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.  And for nightlife Breckenridge has a little bit for everyone.

Great Restaurants, Great Experience

Students work in real kitchens rotating to a different restaurant every six months. Each rotation gives the apprentice exposure to a variety of cuisine, food styles, operating environments, and work experiences.

Want More? Try Culinary Competitions!

Keystone Resort sponsors our culinary competition team which successfully competes on the national level, routinely placing in the top five wherever we go. We also have an ice-carving club and have hosted culinary tours in Europe.

ski slopesEarn While You Learn

While attending Colorado Mountain College, you will be working at Keystone Resort. The resort is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Alpenglow Stube and Keystone Ranch (Link to Ranch) restaurants have both won the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award. The Zagat Survey named the Keystone Ranch as the number one fine dining restaurant in Colorado in 2003, 2004, 2005.

Benefits, Too

As a full-time seasonal Keystone Resort employee, you will be paid a competitive wage, receive a season ski pass, and qualify for a full benefits package including medical insurance and qualify to live in employee housing.

Go to page: Read the Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQS) about the Keystone Culinary Arts program.