Culinary Arts Program: Bradford School in Columbus, OH
Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Culinary Arts

Technique. Ingredients. Passion

It's The Way We Cook.

And it’s the way you’ll cook as a culinary arts student at the Columbus Culinary Institute. As a culinary arts student, you’ll have 3 hours a day of hands-on kitchen instruction from our chef instructors.  Most days, you will be challenged to prepare a serving to be tasted and critiqued by an instructor, your fellow students, and even yourself.  We don’t do anything half-way, and neither will you.

Columbus Culinary offers an 18-month Associate of Applied Science degree and a 12-month diploma option. Our culinary students graduate from both programs with an employer-ready package of cooking and business skills.  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Beginning in your first week as a culinary school student, you’ll be working shoulder to shoulder in the kitchen with your fellow culinary students—just like you would in a professional kitchen.

During the culinary arts program, you will:

  • Master culinary foundational skills, like proper knife techniques and proper seasoning
  • Gain a broad knowledge base of both classical and contemporary cooking methods and techniques
  • Understand the business side of the culinary industry, including menu development, cost control, and professionalism
  • Develop teamwork and leadership skills through class buffets, served to other students
  • Express your culinary creativity through artful plating of your meals
  • Finish the associate of applied science degree program with an 8-week externship, designed to put your new skills to the test and help you make valuable industry contacts 
 
 
 

CURRICULUM

Columbus Culinary offers an 18-month Associate of Applied Science degree and a 12-month diploma option. Our curriculum is intended to be hands-on and career focused, with most classes specific to your culinary development. You’ll spend 3 hours per day in hands-on kitchen instruction.  

To read the course descriptions, download our school catalog.

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Foundational Cooking Skills
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Protein Cookery and Plating Techniques
  • Purchasing and Store Room Procedures
  • American Regional Cuisine
  • Global Cuisine
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Garde Manger
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Foundational Baking Skills
  • Global Beverages
  • Menu Planning
  • Advanced Culinary Techniques and Trends*
  • Dining and Culinary Operations Capstone*
  • Culinary Externship*

*A.A.S Degree Only

 

 

CAREERS

By the end of Columbus Culinary Institute’s diploma or Associate of Applied Science degree program, you will have been exposed to a variety of cuisines, learned a variety of culinary techniques, and be ready for a variety of career options.

As a Bradford School graduate, you’ll have the support of our job placement department to help you get started on the right culinary path for you. Job Placement services are available to our graduates throughout their careers.

 

Culinary school graduates can:

  • Work for hospitality-related companies, including caterers, restaurants, and entertainment venues or even become a personal chef
  • Advance in the kitchen from food preparer, to cook, to sous chef, to executive chef
  • Follow your dream and open your own restaurant
  • Use your artistic side as a food stylist
 

PRICES

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen and never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Diploma Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$6,990
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,160
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2920
Lab Fees Per Semester
$370
* Diploma Program is 3 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Semester 1-4
$6,990
Tuition Final 1/2 Semester*
$300
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,160
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$3395
Lab Fees Per Semester (1-4 only)
$370
* A.A.S. Degree Program is 4.5 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.