How much does the chef's apprenticeship program cost?

The tuition for the three year program is $8,000 This includes all technical related classes, books and uniform.

An apprentice must maintain membership with the American Culinary Federation, which is part of the Third Year tuition fees.

 First Year:

Fall semester $1,200 + $600 fees = $1,800
Spring semester $ 700 + $600 fees = $1,300

Second Year:

Fall semester $700 + $600 fees = $1,300
Spring semester $700 + $600 fees = $1,300

Third Year:

Fall semester $500 + $650 fees = $1,150
Spring semester $500 + $650 fees = $1,150
+ ACF national junior membership (covered with third year fees)

Fees include text book, facility, yearly online registration for mandatory sanitation, nutrition and management classes, practical lab and testing supplies. The fees listed here are subject to change without notice.

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It is an option, but highly recommended to complete 6 general education credits per year, 15 credits total for the three year program (see RRCC tuition schedule). This will result in an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts. Many of the sponsoring establishments will reimburse all or part of your tuition.

RRCC is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA.

Completed applications and the first semester tuition ($1,800) are due September 1, 2022.

All chefs' apprentices will be registered with the Bureau of Labor & Training on September 1, 2022.


Culinary Arts Orientation Session (no sign up required)

Orientation Session dates and times can be found on the RRCC Culinary Arts home page.

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