Culinary Arts Program
Fast Track Your Culinary Career

Cincinnati's Only Program, Nationally Ranked Curriculum

Accelerate your culinary career with our hands-on program

Take your culinary skills to the next level with our top-tier program offering in-person teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, and co-op experiences. Our program is one of only a few schools in the country with exemplary status from the American Culinary Federation — proof of our high curriculum level, facilities, qualified staff, and quality education to the students for future employment. 

Our program, the only one in the tri-state area, is a high-value option with more than half our graduates securing employment following their co-op. Applications are now open for enrollment in the fall semester of 2024, the final deadline to apply is July 1!

Exceptional Education, Incredible Value
Top-tier instruction and state-of-the-art facilities ⏐ Average cost of $16,500 before financial aid ⏐Numerous scholarship opportunities available
Career-Boosting Co-Op Experience
Build industry connections and develop your resume ⏐More than half of our students secure employment from their co-op
Accredited Program
One of only a few in the USA with Exemplary Program status granted by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission
Career Advancing Skills + Hands-On Experience
Courses combine culinary and management skills increasing job prospects and career opportunities
Our Grads are in High Demand
Booming industry with 15% job growth predicted through 2031 ⏐ Expand career opportunities ⏐Achieve higher salary

Partnering with Leading Employers

Cincinnati State partners with some of the best employers in the region, giving you invaluable experience that leads to a better job — with better pay — after graduation.

And many others…

Steps & Dates


College Applications Open

LIMITED SPOTS Available! Apply immediately to secure yours!


Class Registration Begins

Secure your spot by registering for classes early


Schedule Mandatory Advising Meeting

Must enroll for classes before Uniform Fitting on July 11


Uniform Fitting Day

Must be enrolled in CUL 100 and 101 to be fitted.


Classes Begin

First day of the semester

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