Ready to launch your career in the foodservice industry?

Look no further. The Sun Valley Culinary Institute – with our industry connections, paid externships, affordable cost, and world-class location – develops your professional skillset in just one year.

Apply Now

Ready to launch your career in the foodservice industry?

Look no further. The Sun Valley Culinary Institute – with our industry connections, paid externships, affordable cost, and world-class location – develops your professional skillset in just one year.

Apply Now

By the numbers

Feb 15

Application Opens

Weeks Restaurant Experience

Students

Program Highlights

At a Glance
  • Focus on skills and knowledge to successfully begin a career in the culinary arts.
  • Combination of kitchen classes at SVC Institute and practical foodservice experience at local restaurants
  • Get paid while working during two different four-month externships
  • Classes meet five days a week, six hours a day, and are taught in an intense manner to mimic the professional environment pace
  • At the end of each class, students will make a lunch for themselves and community members—all of whom will eat together
  • Field trips to learn about sustainability, local products, and community food efforts
Specifics
  • One-Year program
  • February 15, 2020: Application Opens, rolling enrollment
  • September 29, 2020: Classes Begin
  • Two 8-Week Professional Teaching Modules
  • Two 16-Week Paid Externships 
  • $12,500 Tuition Costs Financial Assistance Available
What you will Learn
  • Kitchen essentials: sanitation, safety, organization, and terminology
  • Strong knife skills
  • Critical food evaluation and tasting
  • Basic butchery
  • Pantry skills (salads and hot/cold sandwiches)
  • Stocks, soups, and sauces
  • Cooking methods and how they apply to different foods
  • Menu executing with strong plating skills in a timely manner
  • Introductory baking and pastry
  • Storeroom operations and basic costing
  • Basic forcemeats
  • Basic sous-vide cooking technique
  • Basic front of house service
  • Soft skills: timing, teamwork, speed, multitasking, and professionalism

Financial Assistance

Students accepted into the Professional Program have the opportunity to receive financial assistance. You will have the option to apply for financial assistance after being accepted, but before committing. SVC seeks to make culinary education accessible for all income backgrounds through merit and needs-based funding.

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Take the first step in advancing you culinary career. Our Professional Program provides you hands-on training and real-world experience. In just one year you will gain culinary skills, industry knowledge, job experience, and confidence for your future.