Culinary Arts

CPTC's Culinary Arts program offers everything you need to be successful in the culinary world, from classes in basic cooking skills to advanced pastry arts to restaurant management.

You can start our culinary program fall, winter, spring or summer quarters.

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Potential Careers

Short Order Cook
Restaurant Manager

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Meet the Instructors

Dean Massey

Experience: Restaurants Unlimited Corporation, Lobstershop Corporation, Sysco Food Service

Education: Clover Park Vocational Technical College

Recognition: Instructional program of the year 2006, Faculty member of the year 2007, Puget Sound Energy distinguished faculty 2009

Shelley Newman

Experience: A Tier Above - Owner, The Fairmon Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, Cakework

Education: California Culinary Academy, St Leo's College, Highline Community College

Bill Jolly

Experience: Lobstershop Corporation, Zoopa Restaurant, Le Mesange Restaurant - France

Education: South Seattle Community College, Ecole Hotel Lerie de Grenoble


Degrees & Certificates

Our Culinary Arts program offers two degrees — one focusing on culinary arts, the other on pastry arts — and three certificates. Click the links to learn more and find out which one is right for you!