Culinary Arts


The CWC Culinary Arts program in Jackson provides students with hands-on experience and instruction from some of Jackson Hole's finest chefs and culinary professionals. These highly respected instructors are classically trained and have over 15 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry.


Culinary courses take place at the Elks Lodge; Restaurant Management courses take place at the Historic Four Diamond Wort Hotel, Center for the Arts and other downtown locations.  Curriculum is provided by the American Hotel Lodging Association.  CWC Jackson partners with a number of Jackson Hole resorts and businesses to help students find internship, employment and housing opportunities.

The Associates of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students to develop basic and advanced culinary arts skills attainable from the techniques of classical cuisine and to develop practical skills in hospitality management, marketing, and food and beverage management that are essential for a successful career in the culinary arts industry. Upon graduation, students are trained for entry to mid-level food services management positions in the restaurant, hotel and hospitality industry.
CWC is associated with The Couloir, a restaurant located 3,000 feet up the mountain from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort; and the green-built Hotel Terra; both of which have been included in the Hot Lists in both Conde Nast's Traveler's and American Express' Food and Wine magazines. The Couloir's executive chef Wes Hamilton has taught a fish and seafood course to CWC culinary students; and Terra's hotel vice president is serving on CWC's culinary arts and hotel/restaurant programs advisory committee.
CWC Jackson also offers a credential and a certificate program in culinary arts.
The college has articulation agreements with the University of Wyoming, University of Houston, and Johnson & Wales University. These agreements allow CWC culinary students to transfer credits toward bachelor degrees.


Career Options

With this degree you can begin your career as:

• Lead Cook   
• Sous Chef
• Caterer    
• Entrepreneur
• Kitchen Manager   
• Food Stylist
• Culinary Educator    
• Food Writer
• Assistant Purchasing Manager

Check out occupations and wages online.
Gainful Employment


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