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Boston University Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts Boston, Massachusetts

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General Information

Private, coeducational, university. Urban campus. Founded in 1839. Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Program Information

Offered since 1989. Program calendar is divided into semesters. 1-year diploma in wine (WSET). 2-year master’s degree in gastronomy. 4-month certificate in culinary arts. 8-week certificate in cheese. 8- to 13-week certificate in wine (WSET).

Program Affiliation

American Institute of Wine & Food; Culinary Historians; International Association of Culinary Professionals; James Beard Foundation, Inc.; New England Culinary Guild; Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Areas of Study

Baking; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; convenience cookery; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meal planning; meat cutting; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


4 classrooms; demonstration laboratory; 8 food production kitchens; 8 laboratories; learning resource center; lecture room; library; student lounge; teaching kitchen.

Typical Student Profile

1,027 total: 27 full-time; 1000 part-time.

Special Programs

Culture and gastronomy tours, certification in wine courses with WSET.

Financial Aid

Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January and September. Application deadline for fall is July 16. Application deadline for spring is December 16. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application, an essay, letters of reference, and have prior food industry employment. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


Director of Admissions
Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-9852
Fax: 617-353-4130
World Wide Web: Boston University Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts Boston, Massachusetts  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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Boston University Certificate Program In The Culinary Arts Boston, Massachusetts