Culinary Arts – Vail Valley: Live. Learn. Work.
Earn a Culinary Arts Degree in two years while living, learning and working in the Vail Valley. Employee housing is available.
The new Culinary Arts – Vail Valley program is a unique, comprehensive culinary school. Its year-around schedule integrates class time and job experience. You can earn a culinary art degree in six semesters and come away with resume-building job experience and contacts.
Learning and working go hand in hand in the Culinary Arts – Vail Valley program. Semester by semester your schedule is arranged for the best mix of classes and jobs, studying and practicing.
Courses are coordinated with CMC’s culinary program and our resort partners. The CMC Program Director works directly with the resorts’ culinary professionals to align work experiences with course learning objectives.
You’ll study with CMC’s professionally experienced faculty and work with culinary professionals who are developing the next generation of innovative chefs. All in the beautiful Vail Valley.
Employee Benefits and Housing
Our students apply directly for positions at the Sonnenalp Hotel and Vail Resorts. Once employed, you’ll have the same benefits as any other employee which, depending upon employer, may include housing and ski passes.
See employment websites for more about each company’s benefits:
Culinary Arts – Vail Valley at the Edwards Campus
Our teaching kitchen contains state of the art equipment including:
- Sous vide vacuum sealer and thermal circulator
- Steam-jacketed kettle
- Tilting skillet
- Combination steamer/oven and more
The Edwards campus also features a large garden that provides fresh “hyper-local” produce for our cooking classes, as well as providing students and community members the experience and pleasures of gardening and local seasonal food.
The Culinary Arts – Vail Valley has been at the forefront of teaching Sustainable Cuisine and Foodservice Operations. If you are interested creating food for healthy people and a healthy planet, this is the place for you. Take classes in Sustainable Cuisine and Foodservice. Engage with faculty already deep in sustainability practices.
Low Tuition, Scholarships Available
Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! The Culinary Institute at CMC provides an affordable alternative to other culinary schools. For an in-district student, the Associate of Applied Science at Colorado Mountain College costs under $4,000. For an out-of-state student, the AAS would cost under $25,000.
Culinary Arts Scholarships
Four new $1,250 scholarships are available specifically for Culinary Arts – Vail Valley students. Act now! Start your CMC application and contact:
Get Started on Your Application
Ready to get started for fall 2015? You’ll need to apply to CMC and with one of our resort partners.
See the Application Checklist