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“…the art of the preparation, cooking, and presentation of food.” (Wikipedia)

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Before you head to work, get certified! 

Information regarding Food Manager Certification, or ServSafe Certification. This is a food safety training program required by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Health, for all restaurant employees in Wisconsin. 

In the News

May 2017Wisconsin State Journal highlights Culinary Arts program. The Culinary Arts program received a shout out from the owner of New Orleans Take-Out. John Roussos told the Wisconsin State Journal that he never would have opened the restaurant had it not been for the late Chef Robert Hurst, who was his culinary instructor at Madison College.

April 2017: Culinary Arts graduate nominated for James Beard Award. Justin Carlisle, who owns the 22-seat restaurant Ardent in Milwaukee, was nominated for a James Beard Award in the category of "Best Chef: Midwest." Carlisle is a Culinary Arts graduate from the college. According to Chef Paul Short, Carlisle was an exceptional but humble student who worked hard to craft great food.  

Culinary competition cooks up news coverage. There was a lot of media coverage for the culinary competition at the Truax campus the first weekend of April. Channel 3Channel 27 and the Wisconsin State Journal had stories about the event. Read more in Matters.

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Culinary Arts Program

For more information, visit the Culinary Arts Program webpage.

The Chef Series

The Chef Series focuses on the entrepreneurial journey that each of our guest chefs has embarked on and the challenges they faced and overcame along the way.