Photo of a beet salad prepared by CMC Culinary Institute graduates for a prestigious James Beard House Dinner.

Get Started in Culinary Arts at CMC

Whether you choose Culinary Apprenticeship Culinary Arts – Vail Valley or Restaurant Management, here is your next step

Culinary Apprenticeship

For the selective, work-focused Apprenticeship program, you will need to submit an application prior to March 1 to be considered for the June 6 start date. Important information and dates are outlined in the application packet.

Culinary Arts – Vail Valley

View/download the Culinary Arts – Vail Valley Admissions Checklist

Restaurant & Culinary Management

For Restaurant & Culinary Management details, please contact:

Jess Guarnero
Faculty, Restaurant & Culinary Management

You must demonstrate demonstrate college-level reading, writing, and mathematics skills before entering the culinary program. If you are not yet proficient, you will be required to take additional classes to gain college-level skills. Any acceptance to the culinary program remains conditional until all proficiencies are met. There are physical and academic standards (pdf) which you will be required to meet before you are admitted to the program. Students accepted into the college’s vocational programs must be physically, mentally, and emotionally self-supportive with reasonable accommodations. If there is a concern about meeting the physical and academic standard, students need to contact the Disability Services Coordinator who will determine the student’s ability to participate in this program.

For more information, contact our Admissions staff at:

Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601