By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
Well, it’s about time! Arkansas finally has an accredited culinary school and it’s at Arkansas Pulaski Technical College. I thought I was going to have to open my own but am happy to see one finally open in our state.
On their front page they describe themselves as:
“We are a world-class culinary, hospitality and wine training center with highly skilled faculty and staff committed to providing you with the positive, comprehensive and challenging hands-on experience you need to prepare for a variety of exciting positions in the culinary and hospitality fields.”
They school operates in the traditional semester format and costs around $2500.00 per semester before you factor in the cost of books, uniforms, and other tools. They offer the following degrees and certificates at the school:
- Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management
- Wine and Spirits Studies Technical Certificate
- Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts
- Culinary Arts Technical Certificate
There are a wide variety of courses and levels offered to teach you in the areas of Baking, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and even Spanish for the communicating in the workplace. I’m especially interested in the Culinary Arts classes they have and have left a message at the school to give me a call about enrolling in them. My hope is that other schools in Central Arkansas will follow suit and open their own programs as competition usually is not a bad thing for the consumer.
Stay tuned for additional information when I find out more from the admissions department.