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Culinary School in Utah

Professional, Fast, Affordable | Nationally-Recognized Culinary Arts Certificate

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Our professional culinary school will help you no matter what kind of chef you want to become and our local Utah chefs will help make your cooking dreams come true.

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Professional Culinary Education

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We offer the fastest, most affordable path to a nationally recognized, professional culinary arts certificate.

If you’re passionate about food and want to pursue a professional education, apply today!

Salt Lake Culinary School Course Curriculum

  • Certified Cooking School Instructors
  • 180 hours of hands-on kitchen lab time
  • 55 hours of lecture and demonstration time
  • 40 hours of mini-internship time in working kitchens and networking with industry professionals
  • 25 hours of dedicated recipe planning, break down, and implementation
  • 15 hours of in-the-field connections with local culinary artisans and food purveyors
  • Extracurricular activities above and beyond the core curriculum are available and encouraged

Course Curriculum

  • Certified Cooking School Instructors
  • 180 hours of hands-on kitchen lab time
  • 55 hours of lecture and demonstration time
  • 40 hours of mini-internship time in working kitchens and networking with industry professionals
  • 25 hours of dedicated recipe planning, break down, and implementation
  • 15 hours of in-the-field connections with local culinary artisans and food purveyors
  • Extracurricular activities above and beyond the core curriculum are available and encouraged

Admissions Requirements

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

Professional Course Details

Tuition includes:
  • 12 Week In-Person Culinary School
  • 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) Wüsthof Knife Roll
  • 1 Thermoworks instant read thermometer
  • American Culinary Federation proctored and practical exam fees

Culinary Skill Development

  • Recipe concepting and development
  • Menu creation strategies
  • Pricing systems and kitchen profitability
  • Kitchen organization and management
  • Industry networking and relationship building skills
  • Fully comprehensive culinary arts and baking and pastry course

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

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American Culinary Federation™ approved program

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Centrally-located learning center in Salt Lake City

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Most affordable ACF certificate program in Utah

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Financing available to qualified students

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No unnecessary classes or counting credit hours

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Nationally-recognized certificate

SLICE offers the fastest, most affordable path to a professional culinary arts certificate

If you’re passionate about food and want to be a Certified Culinary Professional, apply today!

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MEET OUR PAST GRADUATES

"My overall experience in the 12-week institute has been wonderful. My skills and culinary knowledge have been taken to a higher level. Each Chef brought an interesting twist to the curriculum, and their knowledge base and familiarity with the ingredients and recipes were apparent in their teachings."

-Jessica Kozian

I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone looking to strengthen their skills as a home cook or to someone looking to work in the food industry. I definitely feel like this program has given me the confidence and knowledge I need to enter the workforce as a cook and have absolutely gained skills that have helped me as a home cook"

-Madi Winnie

"I learned so many things that I use everyday now. I’m vegetarian so taking this course taught me how to cook meats for other people and also taught me more things I could make for myself. All of the instructors were wonderful! They were all very kind and went out of their ways to help us in any way they could."

-Maddison Barney

"My experience at SLICE was great! Between the lectures, hands-on training and reading the book, everything was clear, concise and easy to understand. During baking week, I actually had success in everything I made, and that doesn't always happen when I'm baking."

-Chris Holbrook

It’s the most fun I’ve ever had going to school. I loved that we cooked something every day. The small class and updated big kitchen made it super easy to get around. I totally would recommend the 12 week course. It teaches so much compacted into a 12 weeks.

-Sadie Taylor

When I first walked in and heard about the program, it terrified me. Honestly, hearing about how much we could be doing in such a short amount of time made me a little anxious? I don't think it would be possible if it weren't for the staff SLICE has on hand. My favorite part about attending the institute was the staff. They are such an amazing, fun loving group who just thrive on helping students reach their goals and find their passion. I have so much thanks and lo love going to the SLICE staff and community and I thank them for setting me up in my life. I have nothing negative to say in this!

-Andrew Capener

My overall experience with SLICE and the 12-Week Institute has been wonderful. My skills and culinary knowledge have been taken to a higher level, and although I didn't possess any previous industry/kitchen experience, I feel quite confident that I would perform quite well given my newly acquired skills, knowledge and reference materials."

-Jessica
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Salt Lake Culinary Education Salt Lake City Utah cooking classes

"It was a great experience. Between the lectures, hands-on training and reading the book, everything was clear, concise and easy to understand. The chef instructors went out of their way to always make sure everyone kept pace and no one was behind."

-Chris
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Salt Lake Culinary Education Salt Lake City Utah cooking classes

"Pastry week was super cool. Complex baking is scary to try on your own so it's nice to have a teacher guiding the whole way."

-Sadie
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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Professional Certification in the Culinary Arts program is $9,800. It includes all of the equipment, materials, books, knives, and uniforms required for the program.

The Professional Certificate in Culinary Arts program takes 12 weeks to complete. 

During the 12 week program, students get hands-on instruction, classroom education, real-world kitchen experience, networking opportunities with local food purveyors and restauranteurs, and additional opportunities for additional off-site experiences.

The primary differences between a culinary arts certificate and a culinary arts diploma are the length of time required and tuition costs.

Certificates and diplomas are suited for different kinds of students:

  • A culinary arts certificate is ideal for the student who wants an affordable professional-level culinary education in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • A culinary arts diploma is better suited for the student who wants additional classes such as Elements of Effective Communication and Human Relations, has 2 or 4 years to invest, and up to $60,000 to spend on a culinary degree.

Many culinary institutes offer school-based certification programs, but we offer certification from the ACF, a nationally-recognized organization with well-known standards for culinary excellence. 

ACF certification is a standard of professional competency and a symbol of professionalism. It carries more credibility than just a certificate from a local culinary institute.

We offer our professional culinary institute students the opportunity to acquire the ACF CC® – Certified Culinarian® certification or the ACF CFC® – Certified Fundamentals Cook® Certificates. The cost for our students to take the proctored written and practical exams for either of these programs is included in the program.

For any financing questions you may have, please email so that we can better assist you. 

Whether you want to become a professional chef, food and beverage director, start a restaurant or food truck, write a cookbook, or impress your family and friends with your culinary skills, there are many opportunities to use your culinary education after graduation.

There is a shortage of qualified culinarians in Utah, and we’re approached every week by potential employers, looking for qualified and eager employees.

We provide our students with networking opportunities and introductions during their education to help provide them with options and opportunities for their careers after graduation.

To date, every professional culinary institute graduate who wanted a culinary position received an offer of employment.

  • Download and complete an application
  • Verify your high school graduation or GED status
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Enrollment interview with the SLICE Institute Director and/or Chef Instructors

We do not offer an online culinary arts education program, but we have online classes and tutorials to supplement your in-person education. 

It’s our position that culinary education is best in a face-to-face, knife-to-block environment. In-person instruction creates the best opportunity for learning the correct culinary skills and techniques. Online culinary school also prevents students from opportunities to network and test out their skills in live kitchens.

Your health and safety are extremely important to us.

We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe and sanitary kitchen and classroom environment. We regularly clean and disinfect our facility throughout the day and class sizes are currently limited to practice proper distancing. All staff is required to wear a face mask. We are doing everything we can to keep our guests and SLICE team safe, and are asking for your help with these additional precautions:

  • Upon arrival, you will sign in and have your temperature taken at the front desk. Any guests with a temperature over 100 degrees will be asked to go home.
  • You will be required to wear a face mask and gloves during the prep and cooking segments of class. You will be allowed to remove your face mask once you are seated at a dining table.
  • Please wash your hands upon arrival and after touching your phone, your face, door handles, and other surfaces outside of the kitchen.