Culinary Arts Training at Institute of Technology

If you're looking for vocational training programs on the west coast, look no further than Institute of Technology. We can help you gain the professional knowledge and skills you need to take control of your life and pursue a new career.

When you choose IOT, you become part of a supportive and welcoming community that provides career-focused education and real opportunities for success. With help from our experienced instructors, Career Placement Services staff, and Student Success Center, you will find the resources and assistance you need to launch your new career. Plus, our flexible class schedules allow you to easily balance life's demands with your education.

Culinary Arts Program

Do you dream of creating delicious and memorable dining experiences for others? IOT wants to partner with your passion for the culinary arts to prepare you for your entry into the food service industry.

At IOT, you can experience the real-world aspects of the job through a hands-on classroom where you can develop fundamental culinary preparation and presentation skills while also focusing on more specialized areas such as:

  • Garde Manger
  • Contemporary and international cuisine preparation
  • Pastry and baked goods

With IOT's culinary specialist training, you can pursue a variety of roles in food service and catering, including:

  • Assistant chef
  • Bread and pastry baker
  • Catering specialist
  • Dessert specialist
  • Executive Chef

Campus Locations

  • Clovis/Fresno, CA
  • Modesto, CA
  • Salem, OR

Financial Aid

Institute of Technology understands that you may struggle with financing your career training. We want to see you succeed and will work with you to find a way to help you achieve your goals.

While there are different local regulations in California and Oregon, financial aid is available for those who qualify.


We pride ourselves on meeting educational standards set forth by recognized accrediting bodies and professional organizations. To that end, Institute of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), which has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978.


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