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 Institute logoThe Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry programs at The Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College (CAI) prepare you for a wide variety of entry- to mid-level positions. 

Explore CAI’s New Immersive Format

In our day or night cohort-based, 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 10 months

4 days/week; 6 hours/day

Complete in as little as 18 months

2 days/week; 5 hours/day

Degree Programs
Full-Time – Day Part-Time – Evening

Complete in as little as 2 years

4 days/week; 6 hours/day

Complete in as little as 3 years

2 days/week; 5 hours/day

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 handlers at CAI.

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