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Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Livonia, Michigan

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General Information

Public, coeducational, two-year college. Suburban campus. Founded in 1961. Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

Offered since 1964. Program calendar is divided into semesters. 1-year certificate in baking and pastry culinary arts. 1-year certificate in culinary arts. 2-year associate degree in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; Michigan Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Areas of Study

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


Bake shop; bakery; cafeteria; 8 classrooms; computer laboratory; demonstration laboratory; 6 food production kitchens; garden; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; library; public restaurant; student lounge; 6 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile

400 full-time.


21 total: 6 full-time; 15 part-time. 17 are industry professionals; 4 are master chefs; 5 are certified executive chefs. Prominent faculty: Kevin Gawronski, CMC; Jeff Gabriel, CMC; Dan Hugelier, CMC; Joe Decker, CMPC. Faculty-student ratio: 1:16.

Special Programs

Salon competitions, local culinary competitions.

Typical Expenses

In-state tuition: $68 per credit hour (in district), $100 per credit hour (out-of-district). Out-of-state tuition: $149 per credit hour. Program-related fee includes $1900 for lab fees for instruction.

Financial Aid

In 2005, 2 scholarships were awarded (average award was $500). Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Average off-campus housing cost per month: $600.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January and August. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must submit a formal application and complete prerequisite course.



Office of Admissions
Culinary Arts
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152-2696
Telephone: 734-462-4426
Fax: 734-462-4553
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