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Professional Program for Culinary Arts in Utah

Earn your professional certificate in the culinary arts in Salt Lake City, Utah

Apply for your dream job in a restaurant after just 2 months of training, instead of 2 years. The better alternative to an associates degree. Less time. Lower cost. Real experience.

With over 100 restaurants in our historic mining town, Park City, Utah is noted to have more chefs per capita than Paris.  At Park City Culinary Institute, we collaborate with the area’s top chefs and restaurants to offer a distinctive culinary program that rivals some of the best culinary schools in the country, without spending years in school. Our concentrated, 8-week program teaches you exactly what you need to know to hit the ground running in a fast-paced, professional kitchen.

Upcoming session dates:

Salt Lake City Campus – Opening November 2016
(M,T,W,Th 9am to 3pm with lunch)

  • January 23 – March 4, 2017
  • March 6 – April 27, 2017
  • May 1 – June 23, 2017
  • June 26 – August 18, 2017
  • October 16 – December 8, 2017

Evening Programs:

Salt Lake City Campus – Opening November 2016
(T,W,Th 6pm to 10pm)

  • January 31 – May 12, 2017

Tuition and Fees just $8,900.

Park City Culinary Institute offers a concentrated, 8-week professional program for culinary arts in Utah. We are a registered school under the Utah post-secondary proprietary school act, bonded and insured.

  • Professional Knife Handling and Technical Cuts
  • Learning Foundations: Stocks and Sauces
  • Classic Techniques
  • Filleting and Butchering, Trussing Poultry
  • Seafood and Shellfish
  • The Art of Presentation
  • Awakening the Five Senses
  • Local Product Origins and Seasons
  • Food Science Basics and Forming Emulsions
  • Vegan and Gluten Free Variations
  • International Ingredients and Spices
  • High-Altitude Baking
  • Introduction to Chocolate
  • Precision and Efficiency in the Kitchen

Facility and Training Equipment: Classes will take place at the Deer Valley Club, in one of the original catering kitchens for Deer Valley / Park City, Utah. The facility features a Go-Pro cameras and flat-screen TVs, a Wolf range, both conventional and convection ovens, a french top, grill, Hobart mixer, commercial dishwasher and several walk-ins. There is also a fully-operational restaurant facility on the premises dedicated to student use, with capacity for over 60 people.

Faculty: Trained in Europe, and featured on NBC’s Today Show, Chef Houman Gohary brings over 30 years of experience as Executive Chef and Trainer. Founding instructor of the CIA at Greystone, Mary Cech is the Executive Pastry Chef. Chef Rebecca Millican joins us from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, where she taught for eleven years. She is now the Executive Pastry Chef at la Caille Restaurant in Salt Lake City. Chef Gregory Neville was the acclaimed Chef behind Lugano Restaurant, rated by Zagat’s as one of the best Italian Restaurants in the country for nearly a dozen years. Chef Clement Gelas was born in France, and the Executive Chef of Wahso, the Waldorf Astoria Park City, and Talisker on Main. Our chefs have cooked for the James Beard Foundation, been featured on the Food Network, the Discovery Channel, and on NBC’s Today Show, they are featured in cookbooks, and have won numerous awards and credits.

Professional Certificate:  The 8-week Professional Certificate in Culinary Arts will be awarded to students completing the program and meeting the requirements for technique, professionalism, organization, and attendance. A multi-course student-run dinner will be the final project.

Campus Housing: Rooms are available in shared mountain homes with gourmet kitchens. Call for information.

Field Trips:  Students visit local farms, artisan cheesemakers, a local winery, and other destinations depending on the season. 

Job Placement Assistance: Park City Culinary Institute is committed to giving students an advantage over their peers when seeking jobs both in and outside of Park City. Park City’s top restaurants and chefs not only recruit our students, but participate in developing our curriculum and teaching our programs. Students may also find jobs in other ski areas such as Vail, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Certain employers, including Deer Valley, may offer higher wages to students that have received a Professional Certificate from Park City Culinary Institute. Historically, at Deer Valley, the hourly wage can be 11 to 17% higher than that offered to employees who have not completed professional training. All students receiving a Professional Certificate will be eligible for career counselling. Under no circumstance is Park City Culinary Institute guaranteeing job placement or wage and salary levels.

Professional Program for Culinary Arts in Utah


For More Information
Questions may be directed to the Director of Admissions at (435) 659-5075 or via email at

Park City Culinary Institute is Registered under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code). Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether the credits, degrees or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employers’ training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer. The institution is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Park City Culinary Institute
7720 Royal Street East
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 659-5075


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