The Culinary Arts Institute

Turn your passion into a profession

Master professional cooking and pastry arts in our state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot, Lansdale facility.

The Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry programs at The Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College (CAI) provide you with a best-in-class education to prepare you for a wide variety of entry- to mid-level positions. Pursue a degree or certificate or advance your career today.

Explore CAI’s Immersive Format

In our day or evening immersion style format, students focus on one topic at a time and master the techniques of the industry. Through our extended, hands-on approach, students quickly develop the experience and competencies needed for success in any branch of the culinary arts or baking & pastry industry.

Certificate Programs
Full-Time – Day Part-Time – Evening
Complete in as little as 12 months
4 days/week; 5 hours/day
Complete in as little as 24 months
2 days/week; 5 hours/day
Degree Programs
Full-Time – Day Part-Time – Evening
Complete in as little as 2 years Complete in as little as 3 years

This format allows you to finish the program and begin work significantly faster, increasing the likelihood of program completion and job placement.

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Culinary Degrees & Programs

The Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry programs at CAI prepare you for a wide variety of entry-level positions.


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Non-Credit Community & Professional Classes

The Culinary Arts Institute provides continuing education programs and non-credit opportunities for the whole community.


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ServSafe®

Receive the state required training and certification for Food Safety Manager at CAI.

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