Culinary Arts Institute in Colorado

Low-cost culinary degree with a national reputation is a smart choice

The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute offers three great 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 Apprenticeship

Culinary Arts – Vail Valley

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

Culinary Arts – Vail Valley

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.

Restaurant & Culinary Management

Compare: Our tuition is one of the lowest of Culinary AAS programs in Colorado

Low costs keep CMC graduates from being crushed by debt as they start their careers. Give yourself a financial break without compromising your education. That's smart.

Here’s how our in-district and in-state tuition compares to other culinary AAS programs in Colorado:

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