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The Culinary Arts

Our program trains you to work as a cook, line cook, sous chef or caterer.

As a part of our Culinary Arts Program, Yavapai College operates the YCGC Café on the Verde Valley campus. For more information about our cafes, menu offerings, and catering options, please click on our dining services.

Sedona School of Culinary Class Website

Located at the entrance of beautiful Sedona, AZ, The Sedona School of Culinary offers recreational culinary classes specializing in global cuisine paired with the best ingredients grown in the Verde Valley.

For the artisan at heart, enjoy a variety of bread making classes made easy for you!


(928) 717-7777
(800) 922-6787

Short Term Certificates

The Certificate in Culinary Arts Fundamentals is designed to equip students with basic skills in culinary arts. The program provides instruction in culinary concepts and terminology, kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment usage, basic nutritional guidelines, standard and metric measurements, food costing, and theory and practice in the production of culinary products. Courses emphasize fundamental cooking techniques and preparation methods for hot foods, breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, dressings, breads and pastries.

The Baking and Pastry Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter into the baking and pastry field in entry-level positions.

Additional Program Information

Start at Yavapai College - Finish at the university of your choice

We are dedicated to helping students get started at Yavapai College and transfer into the university program that will fit their goals. Through our transfer partnerships and tools we can help you prepare for your next steps. 

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Invest in a brighter future. Explore financial aid, scholarships, payment options and grants. Click here for finacial aid infomation

YC Pipeline Career Exploration

The YC Pipeline career development and job skills platform allows YC students and Yavapai County job seekers to explore in-demand careers that align with their passions, skills, and the region's economic demands. The platform gives students and job seekers advanced insights about the exact skills, education, or certificates they need to reach their career goals. Upon completion of their profile, users will then have access to a variety of career exploration opportunities and information, including job shadowing, service learning, field experience, research, apprenticeship, further education, and other opportunities specific to Yavapai County.

Visit YC Pipeline and complete your profile.

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