Bring your passion…
…and enthusiasm while you learn the history and fundamental techniques of the professional kitchen. At Butler’s nationally-known program you will learn to analyze ingredients and decide on its corresponding techniques in order to maximize flavor and nutritional value. Learn how to prepare stocks, mother sauces, butcher, classic French pastries, cake decorating, confections and so much more. Through Butler’s detailed and carefully assembled culinary program you will learn the science of cooking, heat transfer methods, cooking techniques, knife skills, and how to evaluate kitchen equipment. Whether you choose our nine-month certificate or two-year degree you will be equipped to step into any kitchen in the world with the confidence of possessing the proper techniques to succeed.
American Culinary Federation Certificate
Butler has partnered with Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to elevate the training for Butler’s Culinary Arts students and allows Johnson County to extend their culinary program’s reach to more Kansas students. Johnson County Community College’s Chef Apprenticeship program was the first to be accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Educational Institute in 1979. It remains the largest in the country and is the only ACF accredited program in Kansas.
JCCC’s partnership with Butler allows Butler’s culinary arts students the opportunity to earn the ACF credential while staying in the Wichita area. Students can enroll in JCCC practicum classes which qualify them to test for ACF Culinarian Certification and ACF Sous Chef Certification. All exams include written and cooking components. Through the practicum classes, Butler students will work in the Wichita and surrounding area as paid chef apprentices under the supervision of an experienced JCCC American Culinary Federation-qualified chef. Both community college programs result in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
Estimated tuition for Culinary Arts = $10,020**
**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.