Culinary Arts / Restaurant Management

Culinary Arts / Restaurant Management

Get the Skills to Begin Your Culinary Arts Career in as few as 20 Months

Are you passionate about food—the ingredients, the presentation and, of course, the taste? If so, YTI Career Institute's Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management program at The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts is for you! Our talented, dedicated instructors will train you in well equipped teaching kitchens and a theater style demonstration kitchen. On top of culinary skills, you will also learn professional development skills, restaurant management and practice your recently acquired skills during a three month externship.

Program Details

  • Program offered at: YTI-Lancaster
  • Program length: 20 months
  • Credit Hours: 97
  • Graduates earn an Associate in Specialized Business degree

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: October 25, 2021

At YTI Career Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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Delivery of Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 25-30 hours per week for instruction, labs, activities, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems and laptop

Course Listings

CRDE1155 Sanitation
CRDE1225 Food History
CRDE1145 Basic Skills
CRDE1215 Culinary Techniques
CRDE2435 Introduction To Nutrition
CRDE1355 Food Preparation
CRDE1375 Facility Layout And Design
CRDE1385 Introduction To Hospitality Marketing
CRDE1870 Food And Beverage Management
CRDE2425 Regional Cuisine
CRDE2415 Introduction To Baking
CRDE2515 Advanced Culinary Techniques
CRDE2525 Menu Planning And Development
CRDE2535 Wine And Bar Management
CRDE2615 Practice Cooking For Restaurants
CRDE2625 Fundamentals Of Food Service
EXT7310 Externship
GSDE1855 Student Success Seminar
GSDE1895 Basic Computer Fundamentals
GSDE1815 Food Service Math
GSDE1835 Communications For Hospitality
GSDE1824 Human Relations I For Hospitality
GSDE1828 Human Relations II For Hospitality
GSDE1863 Professional Development I
GSDE1868 Professional Development II
GSDE1848 Analytical Written Communications


Tuition Cost: $36,000
Additional Fees: $3,900

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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What Will I Learn?

ACF Exemplary Status

In February 2015 the Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management program was awarded the ACF's Exemplary Status. The Exemplary Programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The award is presented to programs that have proven full compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements in the last visiting team report along with excellent management of the program.

Outcome & Success

Per ACFEF requirements, the outcomes and success data for the Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management Program are as follows:

Student Graduation Rates
2018 - 55%
2017 - 69%

Job Placement Rates
2018 - 72%
2017 - 93%
*Graduation and Job Placement rates are as reported on the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) annual reports submitted in October 2016 and October 2017

Entry Level ACF Certification by graduation
2018 - 0%
2017 - 2.0%

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