Culinard is the Culinary Institute of Virginia College
At Culinard, fine cuisine is more than merely good food. It is an art.
Professional chefs share their knowledge, their skill, and their passion with small classes in fully-equipped teaching kitchens, where every student has access to the tools they need. Students receive thorough training in all of the basics required for employment in the hospitality/food services industry. They examine how social changes have influenced the culinary arts, and how these forces will continue to shape the look and the taste of fine cuisine in the future.
Senior students put theory into practice, serving customers in the institute's affiliated restaurant and bakery. Here, they gain first-hand knowledge and experience in every aspect of food preparation and presentation, from appetizer through main course and dessert, or from basic bread through confectionery delicacy.
Culinard's goal is to ensure students earn a superior education in the culinary arts, and leave the institute well-prepared for an exceptional career.
Culinard's 36-week Culinary Arts Diploma or Certificate program could be your ticket into the culinary industry. Both of these program options offer students a solid background in various disciplines relating to the hospitality/food services industry.
The Culinary Arts programs provide practical, realistic, hands-on training. Students will have the opportunity to learn:
Food production at all levels, from basic to advanced
Garde manger preparation
Basic nutrition principles
Courses cover a broad spectrum of food service management skills, including:
Interpersonal (leadership and communication)
Operational (sanitation, inventory, menu planning, and dining room service)
Students also explore the origin of various cuisines and their relationship to cultural and historical developments.
Find out how you can graduate ready to pursue a wide range of culinary career paths. Begin by requesting more information from Culinard today!
Culinard's Culinary Arts Certificate and Diploma programs are available in:
Fort Pierce, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Greensboro, North Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
Pastry Arts Certificate & Diploma
If you want to take your passion for food to the next level and turn your baking hobby into an exciting career, the Pastry Arts Diploma or Certificate program from Culinard could be the perfect choice for you!
At Culinard, you will receive hands-on experience in the industry-standard kitchens from day one, learning to prepare a delicious range of pastries and desserts, from plated desserts and wedding cakes to sugar and chocolate show pieces. Culinard will also give you the opportunity to work with industry-current equipment. Plus, you can get a taste of what it's like to actually work in the industry by participating in an externship.
Contact admissions by filling out the information request form today to discuss how you could train for entry-level positions in bakeries, restaurants, and catering companies, or even start up your own business!
Culinard's Pastry Arts Certificate and Diploma programs are available in: