Culinary Arts Apprenticeship program launches this fall Grinnell
A new program will be available for students this fall at Marshalltown Community College’s Grinnell campus. Culinary Arts Apprenticeship will kick off on August 25 at Iowa Valley Grinnell. This 3-year, part-time program includes a training program plus a 6,000-hour apprenticeship (registered with the US Department of Labor). Classes take place on Mondays at the Grinnell College catering kitchen, which allows students to work the rest of the week in the field gaining valuable experience while getting paid for their work.
“This is a great partnership for our community,” says MaryAnne Nickle, Dean of Iowa Valley Grinnell. “Grinnell College Dining Services and Iowa Valley Grinnell have come together to meet a community and regional need. We hope that some of their ACF certified chefs will apply to become adjunct instructors for this program.”
The MCC degree includes such courses as menu planning, beverage control, food cost accounting, and various food preparations and baking. The Associate of Applied Sciences degree will be matched with a 6,000 hour registered apprenticeship with the US Department of Labor. Classroom/laboratory time is paired with paid work over three years.
This AAS degree serves as the completion of a culinary apprenticeship and the student becoming a Journeyworker Chef. For more information, call the Iowa Valley Grinnell campus at 641-236-0513 to meet with an advisor.