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Culinary School Financing

Salt Lake City, UT

Do you love cooking at home for your family? Or do you work in kitchen at a restaurant? Do you want to take your cooking to the next level? Being in the culinary world is exciting and takes tremendous expertise. Salt Lake Culinary Education offers a variety of courses you can take to further your cooking capabilities. 

Our professional course is an accelerated 12-week program approved by the American Culinary Federation (AFC). You will develop an assortment of skills that will prepare you for the industry. If you want to advance your culinary arts, take a look at what we have to offer. 

About Our Professional Course 

Tuition for the Professional Chef program at Salt Lake Culinary Education (SLICE) is $9,800. This includes:

  • Our 12-week in-person culinary training
  • 1 “On Cooking” textbook 
  • Unlimited access to the SLICE online video library of cooking tutorials & recipes
  • 2 custom embroidered chef coats
  • 1 pair of fitted kitchen pants
  • 1 chef’s kitchen beanie
  • 1 (7 piece) Wusthof knife roll
  • 1 Thermoworks instant read thermometer
  • American Culinary Federation proctored and practical exam fees

While you are in the kitchen, advancing your culinary knowledge, you will also develop:

  • Recipe development skills
  • Menu creation strategies
  • Pricing systems and kitchen profitability
  • Kitchen organization and management
  • Industry networking and relationship building skills

Financing Your Tuition at SLICE

Get a jump start on your tuition by saving up now. As we mentioned before, the total cost of your education is $9,800. If you can save the money and pay the full tuition, then you won’t have to worry about making payments before or during your semester. If you can’t save up enough money, don’t worry, here are some other financing options we have to offer:


You can enroll in our professional course and begin making regular payments towards your tuition immediately. This way, you will have paid the required tuition by your semester start date. There is no time limit to pay your tuition, most students have it paid off within 3 – 9 months. The sooner you pay it off, the sooner you can begin your semester. 

TFC Financing

To apply for our 3rd party financing program, all you need to do is put $3,000 down and complete the financing application. Your application will be approved, provided you are creditworthy. Once you are approved you simply make your monthly payments until the financing contract is paid in full.


If you can’t save enough, you can always get a personal loan. You can receive a personal loan from any bank that will get you approved. You will make payments through the bank instead of the school. This will help build your credit while you are gaining your culinary knowledge. As long as you make your payments on time, it’s a win-win situation for you!

Department of Workforce Service

Salt Lake Culinary Education is an approved provider school for the State of Utah Department of Workforce Services. They have 3 separate divisions with tuition assistance programs for which you may be eligible.


If you have access to military benefits, we accept your G.I. Bill. Contact us directly to discuss more about what military benefits you may be eligible to receive. 

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Take the first step on your culinary journey! To apply you will need:


  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Food Handler’s permit
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Interview with SLICE directors
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60

For more information on joining our 12-week accelerated professional chef course, signing up for cooking classes, or booking a private event, visit our website.

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