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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts and Cooking School - What It's All About

Ahh, the smell of spices, the sound of bustling workers, the site of a food masterpiece and the taste of success. It’s all wrapped up in one of the best culinary arts programs in the region. Butler’s professors haven’t just taught, they’ve performed. Our executive chef graduated from two of the country’s top culinary schools, The International Culinary Center and The Institute of Culinary Education.

Do you like the back of the house or the front of the house?

Butler's culinary arts degree focuses on the “back of the house.” You’ll learn culinary techniques, how ingredients interact with one another, and the setup required when cooking.

To get the flavor just right, you must know the chemistry of baking. Knowing the leavening time for the dough you make can be crucial when serving 100 people at 5:30. Custards, breads, soufflés...nom nom.

Want to run a culinary business?

With savory food comes business, and managing the business side is important too. Our faculty will train you to plan a menu and manage costs. You’ll learn how to operate a business by understanding profit margins, purchasing and where to cut your losses.

Also, learn soft skills, including teamwork where you rely on others to get the job done. Succeeding in Culinary Arts is tough work, but is it satisfying? Absolutely.

Master the art and science of fine cuisine.




We’re here to answer any questions you have about the Culinary Arts program and guide you through our application process.

Send us your contact information, and we’ll help you get started right away!

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Our Focus


Elevate your next dish's flavor and nutritional value by analyzing ingredients and applying the latest professional techniques through our detailed and carefully assembled culinary program. During your time here, you will learn the science of cooking, heat transfer methods, knife skills, kitchen equipment identification and operation, along with a host of classical and modern cooking techniques. You will be equipped to step into any kitchen in the world with the confidence of possessing the proper fundamentals and techniques to succeed.


Learn the intricacies of each ingredient and experience the process of turning a humble crop into a sophisticated dish at the Redler Institute of Culinary Arts. We support local, natural sources of food because we believe in the nutritional integrity of using fresh ingredients. You become the artist as you use your hands to form the dough and understand the value of presentation and taste. Wheat to bread, cow to steak, corn to soup. Become familiar with the ins and outs of every ingredient you use.




Professional culinary skills

Where You Can Go

Everyone loves food so traveling across the world is no setback when entering this field. Most of our students stay within the Wichita area. However, some students have traveled the world working in restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and elderly care.

You can become a caterer, operate your own bakery or be an executive chef. We give you the options to go anywhere and do anything in the hospitality industry. The cherry on top is once you graduate from Butler, you can go straight into the career field.

Culinary Enrollment Coach

Jacqueline Strunk

Phone: 316-323-6296



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Redler Institute of Culinary Arts
622 Cloud Avenue
Andover, Kansas 67002