Choose your path. Change your future.
This is where it all begins. Choose the culinary arts or pastry arts program at Virginia College, and we’ll provide hands-on training in the kitchen to help you prepare for your next step towards a new career.
Our culinary arts diploma/certificate programs were created to teach you the techniques to enter a fast-moving, growing field. Careers as a chef or head cook are projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 As the population grows and others retire, the BLS predicts a continual growth in food services, and Virginia College can help you prepare for a culinary career.
We offer both pastry arts and culinary arts programs. Whether you are interested in learning how to cater an event, cook for a top restaurant, or make elaborate cakes, Virginia College has a program to fit your needs. Our culinary arts diploma/certificate program has helped our graduates stand out to a variety of employers in the food industry, from traditional restaurants to cruise ships, and in between.