As many head to the hills for fine dining experiences, now Park City also offers training for those seeking to further their cooking skills. The Park City Culinary Institute is located in Deer Valley, one of the country’s most acclaimed Ski Resorts, known for it’s culinary offerings.

The certificate program includes 8 weeks (160 hours) of non-traditional training, from bread baking to ice sculpture or butchering. Though its classes are more on the non-traditional side, the skills learned are the most useful and pertinent to a fine dining scene.  From someone seeking a gourmet restaurant kitchen job to someone looking to step up their at-home hosting, all will benefit from this program. Learn the science behind cooking so you don’t have to rely on recipes and leave confident with your personal chef skills.

Laurie Moldawer, the Institute’s Paris le Cordon Bleu-trained Founder & Director, explains why the program is unique: “Most culinary schools take longer and are more expensive. We’re offering a high quality experience at a lower cost, with a shorter time commitment, in a world-class resort destination.”  Graduates will leave with internships and opportunities ay places like High West Distillery, Deer Valley Resort, and Talisker on Main.

The first professional certificate program starts in September. Apply at www.parkcityculinaryinstitute.com or call (435) 659-5075 for more information. Also, you can attend single classes for an affordable fee.