Become a Culinary
Arts Specialist

30 Weeks to a New Career!

Do you dream of creating delicious and memorable dining experiences for others? IOT wants to partner with your passion for the culinary arts to prepare you for your entry into the food service industry.

Creating Your Own Real-World Success

At IOT, you can experience the real-world aspects of the job through a hands-on classroom where you can develop fundamental culinary preparation and presentation skills while also focusing on more specialized areas such as:
Garde Manger
Contemporary and international cuisine preparation
Pastry and baked goods

What Can I do?

With IOT’s culinary specialist training, you can pursue a variety of roles in food service and catering, including:
Assistant chef
Bread and pastry baker
Catering specialist
Dessert specialist
Executive Chef


“When a student gets a job, I celebrate like it’s my job, too. I will always feel connected to these students… and I feel like we’re making a difference.”


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Why Accreditation is Important

Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

A reliable indicator of quality
Approved program of study
Qualified instructors
Recognition by employers nationwide

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“They made a big difference in my life. All of the faculty – they were very supportive… They are a part of my life now, and I’ll never forget them.”

– Meuy Saechao

Program Benefits

IOT designs program schedules with your busy lifestyle in mind. You can take advantage of these benefits:
180-hour externship in an industry kitchen
Personal uniform and cutlery set provided in program cost
Preparation for ServSafe exams and American Culinary Certification standards for Safety and Sanitation, Supervisory Management, and Nutrition

IOT Fast Facts

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation’s Educational Foundation (ACFEF)
Personal uniform and cutlery set are included in the cost of the program
Externship in a local industry kitchen

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Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 168 hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 9 weeks. At IOT Modesto, night classes are available from 5:30PM to 10:30PM.

See your admissions representative for available class times.

Career Services

This program is 680 hours and 39 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 30 weeks. An Independent Study component is included. See your admissions representative for available class times.

Where can I learn?

IOT offers this program at the following locations:
Clovis, California
Modesto, California

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