School of Culinary Arts
The job market is heating up.
Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to be in food services, including restaurants.*
Where great American chefs are born.
The American Academy of Culinary Arts
The American Academy of Culinary Arts (AACA) at PTC is dedicated to the development of tomorrow's great American chefs. By emphasizing the classic fundamentals while blending in culture-current trends and international cuisine, AACA prepares students for exciting and diverse culinary careers.
Discover our Culinary Arts programs.
Associate in Science, Culinary Arts
Certificate, Culinary Arts
Certificate, Baking & Pastry
Discover how PTC supports you.
Learn at the American Academy of Culinary Arts.
At the American Academy of Culinary Arts (AACA), Chefs who comprise our faculty season their extensive skills and experience with a passion for sharing their knowledge and love for baking and international cuisine.
Our chefs love sharing their knowledge.
At the American Academy of Culinary Arts (AACA), Chefs who comprise our faculty season their extensive skills and experience with a passion for sharing their knowledge and love for baking and international cuisine.Meet the Chefs
Put your skills to work in an internship.
If you pursue an associate degree, you’ll leave our kitchens during your last quarter to gain professional experience in an internship. You’ll even create a digital portfolio to showcase what you’ve learned and created. Consider it your edge, in addition to your education, when interviewing for that all-important first job.Head into the kitchen
Career Services is your job search team.
When you’re ready to take all that you’ve learned out into the real world, our Career Services team will work with you to help build your job-search skills and connect you to potential employers. And, you can continue to count on their expertise and support throughout your career.Discover Career Services
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Whether you want to speak with a representative, swing by campus or get the application process started, it's time to discover how different a college can be.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Chefs and Head Cooks, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/food-preparation-and-serving/chefs-and-head-cooks.htm