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   The EVIT Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs are the only high school culinary and baking programs in Arizona accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

Explore your passion for cooking while developing skills in all facets of the food service and hospitality industries.

In the first year, develop skills for food preparation, food production and service in a commercial kitchen while preparing to earn national certification as a ServSafe Food Service Manager.

East Valley high school students who have already completed a Culinary Arts program at their high school may be eligible to enroll directly into the second year of EVIT’s program where they can specialize in one of three areas:

  • Advanced Culinary Cuisine
  • Commercial Baking & Pastry
  • Hospitality Management
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    The second year covers advanced applications in commercial kitchen equipment, organization and operations, sanitation, quality control, quantity food preparation and food preparation skills.

    Note: This is a dual enrollment course. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.

    Get started! Enroll in the EVIT Culinary Arts Program.

    For announcements and updates about the EVIT Culinary Arts program, text evit to 89800.

    Course Code CU10

    Length 2-4 semesters

    Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus
    EVIT Apache Junction Campus

    Certifications ServSafe Manager
    ACF Certification, Certified Fundamentals Cook

    Possible Careers Banquet Cook, Butcher apprentice, Cook Assistant, Food Assembler, Chef, Restaurant Management

    Average Entry Level Salary $11 - $14 per hour




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