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Culinary Certificate Program

What is the Culinary Certificate Program?

The Culinary Arts Institute at The W is now offering cooking classes that require no MUW enrollment. Each class is offered individually and do not have to be taken in connection with any others. Feel free to sign up for one or all of them, we’d love to have you!



Spring 2020 Courses



ServSafe Certification


This is a National Test intended for people working in the food industry.
January 24 & 31
8am - 5pm





Freezer Meal Prep


January 25
9am - 1pm





Homemade Pasta Class


February 8
9am - 1pm





Cajun & Creole


February 22
9am - 1pm




Brazilian Cooking


March 7
9am - 1pm





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.






Chef Mary HelenChef Mary Helen Hawkins
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