Culinary Foundations

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Why choose Culinary Foundations?

  • You enjoy cooking for family and friends and want to turn your passion into a career.
  • You are creative and like to do hands-on work, in a career serving others.
  • This specialized training opportunity is perfect for building the foundational skills for success in an entry-level culinary position.
  • Courses include basic preparation, cooking, and presentation of food.
  • Includes an industry-related internship.
  • You will also explore proper food safety practices and have the opportunity to attain ServSafe® Manager industry certification.
  • This program can be completed entirely in one term and is designed for anyone wanting to explore the culinary industry and/or begin work toward a degree in the culinary arts.
This Career Accelerator certificate is a focused, short-term "sprint" to develop targeted, real-world competency for career advancement. Enroll today to accelerate your career and get to the next level in your current job or field of choice!

Program Locations

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

What You'll Learn

Estimated Entire Certificate Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $1,461.60
  • Books: $310.15
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $1,771.75

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 




High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“In these crucial times, students must also understand the business side of the industry, and this degree program will help provide talented, passionate employees to a culinary community that is definitely in need of them.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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