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
  • October 9, 2020: Classes Begin
  • Two 8-Week Professional Teaching Modules
  • Two 16-Week Paid Externships 
  • $12,500 Tuition Costs
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

Scholarships

Students accepted into the Professional Program have the opportunity to receive financial assistance. Should you choose to apply for a scholarship, you will have the option 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.