The Culinary Arts Program is for individuals interested in pursuing a career within the hospitality field in mid-management positions in food preparation and service areas. This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute. Statistics show that the food service industry is Americaâ€™s #1 retail employer.
An education in Culinary Arts at Madison Area Technical College offers you unparalleled opportunity in an industry that generates $399 billion in annual sales in the United States. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 11.3 million people are employed in food service-related businesses making it the largest retail employer in the country and second in overall employees only to the federal government. Culinary Arts Program alumni hold many key positions throughout the region such as purchasing agents, general managers and executive chefs. In fact, our graduates typically receive on average 5 to 10 job offers from local industry. Many go on to become educators or to own their own businesses.
Graduates of this program typically earn $18,500 to $35,000 per year.