Charlotte Career Explorations


Start your career adventure here!

During the summer before your junior or senior year, explore a variety of careers in the fields of culinary arts or baking & pastry arts at the Charlotte campus. Our programs last three days and two nights and include housing, all meals, instructional materials and additional activities.

Experience life at JWU first-hand, and discover the path to your future. During your Career Explorations visit, you will stay on campus, meet faculty, talk with current students and more!

Scroll through this page — or click the links below — to learn more.


Do you know what your career path is?

Attending Career Explorations offers you a unique opportunity to explore a career before committing to it.
Program offerings vary by campus

Baking & Pastry Arts

Come explore careers in the baking and pastry industry at the university's International Baking & Pastry Institute. You will learn as you produce pastries and plated desserts at the direction of our world-class pastry chefs.

July 8-10, 2020
$275; RSVP: 6/26/20

Culinary Arts

Interested in a career in the culinary industry? Explore culinary programs with connections in health, wellness, food science and food production. As a globally-recognized culinary educator, here you will learn the craft and art of cooking alongside our renowned chefs.

July 8-10, 2020
$275; RSVP: 6/26/20



Programs also include:

* Lodging accommodations
* All meals upon arrival
* City and campus tours
* Extracurricular activities
* Instructional materials



Costs for course selections are as follows:

Baking & Pastry Arts: $275
Culinary Arts : $275

Registration Deadline
Registration to our Career Exploration programs will close June 26.

Refunds & Cancellations

* Registration cancellations should be sent in writing (by mail or email) to Admissions Events. A full refund will be given if the request is received at least two weeks prior to the start of the program. Confirmation of cancellations will be sent to the student's email address provided to us in the registration.

* The university reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases, the full program fee is refundable.

* The university assumes no responsibility for any other expenses incurred due to cancellation of a program.

Contact US
Please contact us with any questions:
1-866-598-2427 or 980-598-1100

Mailing Address:
Admissions Events
Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202