Culinary Arts

Discover your passion for food while earning a degree in Culinary Arts.

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Chef Training and Management Technology
Chef Training and Management Technology

The Culinary Arts curriculum provides students with a broad range of study that enables them to be employed in a large variety of occupations within the food service and hospitality industry. Students learn quality food preparation, service techniques, organizational skills, and are exposed to all aspects of the industry.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, Diploma
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism


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Restaurant Management

This option is designed as a third-year option for students completing the Culinary Arts program. It provides a range of business knowledge and experiences that will integrate well with the skills students have already achieved, preparing them to take on supervisory roles in their employment.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, third-year option
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism


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​The NDSCS Culinary Arts program provides students with a broad range of study that enables them to be employed in a variety of occupations within the food service and hospitality industry.

As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in a professional kitchen and even run your own restaurant. You’ll learn classical techniques as well as progressive trends. From front of house service, to management, to cooking, our program helps students discover and develop skills needed for success in the culinary field.

The program features:

  • Two years of hands-on food preparation
  • A third-year Restaurant Management option
  • Training in sanitation, nutrition, menu planning and restaurant management
  • Small class sizes with individualized instruction
  • Affordable culinary education

The Culinary Arts program is part of the Business Administration and Management Department.

Culinary Arts Special Event

Interested in Culinary Arts? Register to attend Culinary Intensive for a four-day culinary arts experience.  

Culinary Arts Graduates from 2019-20 Academic Year - Includes Chef Training & Management & Restaurant Management
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
10 77 $2,399 $3,500 100%
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NDSCS Culinary Arts Department incorporates local products

10-21-2020
Donations from area companies provide necessary ingredients for student baking projects

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Benjamin Whitmore receives Excellence in Innovation and Adaptive Education Award from Tri-College University

09-11-2020
Benjamin Whitmore from North Dakota State College of Science was selected for the award for his excellence, innovation, creativity and successful use of advanced technology in producing high quality education under the challenge of limited time allowed for successful transition to a fully distance delivery classroom as a result of the global pandemic.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

05-09-2019
Students from NDSCS received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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6th Street Eatery now open for Spring Semester

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01-17-2019

The NDSCS Culinary Arts program has opened its student-operated restaurant for the spring semester. The 6th Street Eatery, formerly known as the River Valley Inn, is now accepting reservations. Dates and hours of operation, as well as weekly menus, can be found online at ndscs.edu/6thstreeteatery. Reservations can be made by calling 701.671.2405.

The 6th Street Eatery is operated by students in the NDSCS Culinary Arts program, and features a variety of menus with a different theme each week. The restaurant is located in the Red River Valley Room in the Hektner Student Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton, and is open on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the spring semester.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

04-17-2018
Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

06-01-2017
Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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Wahpeton Daily News: They can handle the heat

Culinary Arts student
03-28-2017

By Frank Stanko

Jared Wick knows the pressures of competing and setting the best example for his teammates. His playing field just happens to be the kitchen.

Wick, a second year at North Dakota State College of Science, was one of eight culinary arts students who led the school to seventh place at the 2017 Central Regional Culinary Salon Competition. Not only did he represent NDSCS, but North Dakota itself.

“Every knife cut, you want it to be good, just to justify your being captain. It’s a pressure, but it’s a good pressure,” he said. “It taught me to strive more, to work harder and to be a leader.”

Held by the American Culinary Federation from Friday, Feb. 3-Saturday, Feb. 4, the 2017 competition took place in Joliet, Illinois. Thanks to the event’s point system, NDSCS qualified as a bronze-level winner.

Read the full article online at wahpetondailynews.com.