You can be part of the new food culture emerging all over the nation!
By blending a mastery of classic, fundamental techniques with the interpersonal and
management skills needed in hospitality, the Culinary Institute at Clark College offers
all the ingredients you need for a successful culinary career: two updated, competitive
programs, a seasoned team of instructors, a state-of-the-art culinary facility and
collaborative academic partnerships that offer several degree and certificate options.
Application Priority Date
The Fall 2017 priority processing deadline for all application materials is Friday, April 14, 2017.
Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Whether you aspire to be an executive chef, a catering manager, a restaurant manager
or open your own food-related small business, the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College will prepare you for a range of career opportunities. Our new facility
gives you hands-on experience in a production kitchen, retail bakery, food kiosks
and a full-service dining room.
Our faculty bring their real-world experiences as well as teaching expertise to help
you master the technical, organizational and management skills you need to stand out
to potential employers. Clark’s culinary program is the only state-supported program
within 120 miles of Vancouver, making it both convenient and a great value for your
Whether you come to Clark directly from high school, as a part of a career exploration
or retraining program, or from the Clark County Skills Center, our culinary program
offers several degree tracks — associate degrees, transfer degrees, and even preparation
for continuing with bachelor’s level studies at Washington State University Vancouver.