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Culinary Certificate Program

What is the Culinary Certificate Program?

The Culinary Arts Certificate Program at The W prepares participants for the culinary profession. Established in 1996, the Culinary Arts Institute provides interdisciplinary instruction in the culinary arts, emphasizing classic cooking techniques applied to small-quantity food preparation. In addition to a mastery of cooking skills and knowledge of food service, students also will prepare for employment and leadership in diverse areas of food. We invite you to create your own recipe for success with our Certificate Program in The Culinary Arts Institute at The W. Our program offers state-of-the art instruction at the only institution in Mississippi offering a major in culinary arts leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.



Spring 2018 Courses



Valentine's Date Night - SOLD OUT


February 9
6pm - 9pm





Valentine's Date Night - SOLD OUT


February 10
5pm - 8pm





Greek Cuisine - SOLD OUT


March 3
9am - Noon





Southern Favorites - SOLD OUT


April 7th
9am - Noon






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Chef Instructor & Certificate Program Coordinator

Culinary Arts Institute
Shattuck Hall
1100 College Street, MUW-1639
Columbus, MS 39701-5800
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662-241-7472 or 662-241-6286






Advantages of the Program

  1. MUW enrollment is not required.
  2. Hands-on training in a professional kitchen.
  3. Smaller classes - each class has up to 12 students.
  4. Classes offered on Saturdays.
  5. May take 1 class or all of the culinary classes.
  6. Take 7 classes to complete the culinary certificate.
  7. Program completion in 1 year.

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Culinary Arts Institute

Chef Alexei Harrison

Shattuck Hall
Phone: (662) 241-7472
1-877-462-8439 ext. 7472
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