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) 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. 

Classes for new culinary students start this fall. View all dates and deadlines.

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

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 handlers at CAI.

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