Culinary Program

Our Commercial Cooking Plus Externship prepares you for entry into the culinary field with a variety of courses that include standard knife skills, culinary terminology, intense food preparation methods, menu planning, catering, and plating techniques. You’ll also be exposed to a variety of international and regional cuisines to expand your skill sets. Let’s cook!

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The Culinary Tech Center has increased the scholarship award from $1,500 to $3,000 and have added a 4th category to qualify.

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Ashley Lawson

Graduated May 2017

“I am truly happy and grateful for attending the Culinary Tech Center. Not only has it provided me with the proper knowledge, skills and certifications that I was seeking to obtain. But I also gained the self confidence in my cooking and in starting my own catering business. My teachers became my mentors guiding me through difficult times, providing me with great advice and sharing their wisdom. I love the small class settings which enabled me to have a lot of one on one attention. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Overall, being a student at this school was a great experience. I created life long memories and relationships that I will never forget.”

Shaina Quinones

Graduated May 2017

“The program has given me a great work ethic and a lot of skills that I’ve been able to use working in a professional restaurant kitchen. I’m really grateful for my chef instructors’ guidance and all of the instruction I got while studying here. I have been working at Combina in Soho for the past five months—I actually helped them open the restaurant. They serve Spanish-Israeli tapas, and I love my job there.”

Charitha Sham

Graduated November 2017

“I had a great time working with the instructors here at the Culinary Tech Center. I learned everything I know from Chef George. I now work at American Cut with Chef Marc Forgione.”

Chris Tricules

Graduated May 2017

“The culinary program put me on my feet and set me in the right direction. I’m now working as a line cook at two restaurants at Jean Georges’ Perry St. and Spice Market.”

Jishan Chowdhury

Graduated March 2019

“Coming here was the best thing I have done. For a long time I wanted to go to culinary school. The moment I walked into Culinary Tech Center, I knew then where I belong. I have met the staff and the best 3 chefs who have given the time to teach individual students what culinary arts is about. Cooking isn’t just about making food, it’s about creating. I have learned cutting skills, sanitation, measurements, and how to plate a dish as well as understand the meaning of food. I have learned how to work as a team and work fast and efficiently. Each chef instructor has an individual taste and I had the great privilege to learn from each. Chef Lee was my teacher and he has given me great advice. One thing he told me was to not to overthink too much. He said “Let it come to you and eventually you can work it out”. He told us about the real kitchen deal and how to work in the kitchen. After coming, I know now what I want to do with my life. I want to own a private catering business.”

Pauline Plunket

Graduated March 2019

“My time at CTC superseded my expectations. It has been a very fulfilling experience. I’ve acquired very professional skills, discipline and knowledge that will impact my life forever. I’m thankful for the professionalism exhibited by all the chefs. I’m particularly thankful for having Chef Lee as my primary chef. Without him, the experience would not have been awesome. I am also thankful for the support of all the staff members I have encountered. Because of all I have learnt, I’m very excited and confident that I will succeed at my job. ”

Richard Edwards

Graduated March 2019

“The last four months have been an experience of my life. Before coming to CTC think I knew something about cooking until I met Chef Ys Lee with his knowledge and history of food. Chef Lee put a drive in me and now when I am cooking, I must find or investigate where the food came from. My chef made things very understandable and gave me the will to learn more. Thank you CTC! wishing you guys the best in the future.”

Chris Tricules

Graduated May 2017

“The culinary program put me on my feet and set me in the right direction. I’m now working as a line cook at two restaurants at Jean Georges’ Perry St. and Spice Market.”

Shasa Miller

Graduated March 2019

“My experience here at CTC was a great stepping stone for me to have learned a lot and have grown The staff here was very pleasing. My teacher Chef Ys Lee has been a great teacher. Thanks to all the staff at CTC.”

Steven Fleming

Graduated March 2019

“Coming to CTC was a good experience. I learned so many ways to of cooking and plating. Best experience is learning how to make everything from scratch. To be taught by 3 different chefs was also exciting just because we learned different techniques. It showed me that I can become a great cook if I stay focused as well as let me know what I need practice in. The staff is awesome and very understanding too.”

Bentley Harris

Graduated March 2019

“My time at CTC was great. I learned a lot from my chefs and the experience here will help me become a better cook.”

Michael James

Graduated March 2019

“I had a good experience with Chef Lee. I love this school I had a good journey and I love my classmates.”

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Stephen’s Journey

Invest in Your Future

We offer financial aid assistance for those who qualify, as well as monthly payment plans to put a great education within reach.

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In just 6 months our nationally accredited program prepares students to obtain entry-level positions such as prep cook, garde manger, sous chef, or line cook. Students also prepare for the NYC Food Handler’s Certification exam.

Learn Real-World Skills

Students learn in a realistic setting by cooking in our industry standard commercial kitchens, and work with chef instructors who are experienced in the industry. A 2-month externship provides on-the-job training.

Find a Job

Our Director of Externship and Placement assists graduates with job leads and career development tools. We also offer professional development skills training to help graduates enter the workforce with skills such as resume writing, goal setting, and interviewing.


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