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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 Serve Safe 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

  • The second year covers advanced applications in commercial kitchen equipment, organization and operations, sanitation, quality control, quantity food preparation and food preparation skills.

    ​Certifications: â€‹Upon completion, students will be prepared to earn national certification as a Certified Fundamentals Cook through the American Culinary Federation. There are fees to take the exams. 


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

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

    Course Code CU10
    Length 2-4 semesters
    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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