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Culinary Academy of South Dakota

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Career Opportunities

  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Food Service
  • Banquet/Catering Service
  • Bakery Supervisor

Average Salary: $41,500

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100% Job Placement Rate

The Culinary Academy of South Dakota at Mitchell Technical Institute has a long and honored tradition in the upper Midwest. Placement opportunities for graduates have been excellent.  This program combines traditional campus instruction with apprenticeship training in other South Dakota communities including major convention centers and hotels.

Learning to cook in the MTI kitchens, students master the techniques of food preparation, sanitation and service in a large operation.  Fulfilling all the positions in modern food service, students move easily from kitchen to front-of-house, learning as they work. The program provides daily food service to MTI students, staff and guests, short order service and elegant Oak Room dining in MTI’s prestigious on-campus restaurant.

After two semesters on campus, students are prepared to enter the food service industry with a one-year diploma. Students also have the option of enrolling in a second year and completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The two-year option will conclude with an internship experience. AAS graduates have experience in cooking, but equally important, are prepared for management positions in the food service industry.

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