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  • Study in state-of-the art facilities in Racine and Elkhorn that include restaurant-quality equipment.
  • Develop hands-on teamwork skills, preparing food for and serving the public, as you practice the skills employers want. 
  • Gain resume-building experience through the Culinary Arts Club and work with area high schools on cupcake wars, chicken wing cook-offs and chili competitions. 
  • Earn a certificate in Basic Cooking Skills, Baking and Pastry Arts or Intro to Butchery & Meat Processing as you work toward your diploma.
  • Get hired in a kitchen with the diploma or continue your education with Gateway’s Culinary Arts associate degree and related certificates.
Program Credits
Elkhorn Campus, Racine Campus
Financial Aid Eligible
Tuition & Fees: $5,719
Books and Supplies: $2,250
Start Dates
Salary Outlook
Career Opportunities:
Restaurant Line Cook, Assistant Kitchen Manager, Kitchen Supervisor

Culinary Assistant Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.

There are many opportunities, both in high school and through previous college, work, and/or military experience, to earn credit for prior learning at Gateway.

Certificates include a streamlined set of courses in a specific program area, providing a set of industry-recognized skills preparing students for entry-level employment. Certificate opportunities in this pathway include:

Baking and Pastry Arts, Basic Cooking Skills

Technical diplomas help students learn hands-on occupational skills in as little as one or two years for full-time students. Technical diploma opportunities in this pathway include:

Culinary Assistant

Associate degrees are typically completed in two years by full-time students and combine hands-on technical skills with general education. Associate degree opportunities in this pathway include:

Culinary Arts

Prepare to enter your exciting new career, or choose to continue your education with another Gateway program or by transferring your credits to a four-year college or university.