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Great Lakes Culinary Institute

Top Culinary Schools logoIf your favorite channel is the Food Network and your creativity comes alive in the kitchen, consider a career in the rapidly growing food service industry. At NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute, where students “learn by doing,” you’ll receive training that will give you the competitive advantage in this field.

The Culinary Arts Program prepares you for entry-level chef and kitchen management positions. Consideration is given to the science and techniques associated with the selection, preparation and serving of foods to large and small groups.

The Great Lakes Culinary Institute’s facility is located on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. It is comprised of five culinary labs including a bakery, introductory and food skills kitchen, an advanced cooking kitchen, a garde manger kitchen, and Lobdell’s, a 90-seat teaching restaurant. Upon graduation you will have gained a well-rounded classic culinary foundation and an understanding of vital skills modern chefs use on a daily basis both in the kitchen and community.

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