photo: CMC Culinary Arts Apprenticeship students working on the Keystone Resorts kitchen line.

CMC Culinary Programs: a Culinary Arts Institute in Colorado's World Class Resorts

Get on top of a fast changing industry without loading on student debt

The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute offers three great culinary programs in stunning mountain locations, all at a fraction of the cost of other culinary schools. Earn a resume-building degree, get on-the-job apprenticeship training or pickup skills and recipes for your home kitchen. Join our growing list of accomplished chefs who got their start here.

Culinary Apprenticeship - Breckenridge

The Culinary Apprenticeship program in Breckenridge incorporates a traditional Culinary Arts degree with a European style apprenticeship to provide you the credentials and experience you need to succeed.

Culinary Arts – Vail Valley

CMC’s Culinary Arts – Vail Valley culinary program in Edwards offers a shorter time from start to career. Your culinary arts education will conclude with an internship — your opportunity to work in the world-class resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Faculty with strong working chef experience provide hands-on training. 

Restaurant & Culinary Management - Steamboat Springs

Our Restaurant Management degree teaches you a solid base of culinary skills in combination with the knowledge needed to run a restaurant. You’ll be trained in the culinary basics while also learning accounting, purchasing and management.

Low-Debt Degrees Are Smarter

The CMC culinary program is among the most affordable in Colorado while offering a quality, hands-on education where you’ll gain real-world experience and build professional connections that help you gain employment after graduation. That's smart.

Unlike many other culinary programs in Colorado, our culinary students appreciate how CMC’s low costs prevent them from graduating with crushing debt. See how we compare:

Tuition for Culinary AAS Degrees for 2020/21

CMC In-district
60 minimum credit hours required.
CMC In-state
60 minimum credit hours required.
Red Rocks Community College (2019/20)
Culinary Arts Degree, 62 credit hours.
Johnson & Wales
Two years, 94.5 credit hours.

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