Since 1973, our culinary education has evolved to become one of the most respected in the world, creating chefs who are leaders in the field. From our International Baking & Pastry Institute, the first of its kind in the world, to our unique culinary nutrition program, the first of its kind to receive accreditation by the American Dietetic Association, JWU continues to set the standard for culinary education and excellence.
Furthermore, we offer the broadest selection of culinary-related majors and a world of exciting career options in the fast-growing culinary and hospitality industries.
As a typical four-year student in the College of Culinary Arts, you’ll accumulate the following hours of academic and lab study over the course of your training:
Internship opportunities are plentiful in Denver’s vibrant culinary scene, which showcases the region’s incredible ingredients: grass-fed meats, wild game, produce and freshwater fish. Chefs in Denver are turning
out modern, assertive creations, combining southwestern flavors with
those of Mexico, Brazil and Asia into a modern “New West Cuisine” with
Just outside of Denver are Aspen and
Vail, two of the world’s most sought-after ski resort towns. With a
dizzying array of fine and inventive cuisine options from some of the
world’s most renowned chefs, these ski meccas offer a wide range of work
experience opportunities. It’s no surprise then that Vail plays host to
the nation’s premiere spring food and wine festival, the Taste of Vail,
which attracts attendees from all 50 states and countries from around
Explore the wide range of career path options in Culinary Arts.
In this video, hear what culinary and hospitality professionals have to say about hiring JWU students and grads. read more