Gateway students have an advantage over other culinary education programs because of the variety of hands-on training they receive. Opportunities include event catering, food production for the campus dining service, community service and statewide student competitions. Students will prepare event menus, order food and prepare and serve meals, learning every aspect of the business.
Statewide competitions include the Wisconsin Restaurant Expo’s College Culinary Hot and Cold Plate competition as well as an Iron Chef competition. Competitions allow students to showcase their culinary skills as well as network with industry professionals.
Students are also encouraged to join the Culinary Arts club. The club gives students the opportunity to connect with their peers, network with industry professionals, attend a variety of field trips and enter skill-building competitions.