Denver 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, baking & pastry arts or hospitality at the Denver 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 21-23, 2020
Fly-in: $550; RSVP: 7/13/20
Drive-in: $275; RSVP: 7/13/20

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 21-23, 2020
Fly-in: $550; RSVP: 7/13/20
Drive-in: $275; RSVP: 7/13/20


Discover the many types of careers in Hospitality and experience what it takes to manage a tropical resort or five-star restaurant, coordinate concierge service at a high-end hotel, or manage a major sports arena, entertainment complex and more.

July 21-23, 2020
Fly-in: $550; RSVP: 7/13/20
Drive-in: $275; RSVP: 7/13/20



Programs also include:

* Lodging accommodations
* All meals upon arrival
* City and campus tours
* Extracurricular activities
* Instructional materials
* Round-trip airfare (Fly-In only)
* Transportation to and from airport (Fly-In only)


Costs (Drive-In vs. Fly-In)

Costs for course selections are as follows:


If you choose our drive-in option, costs for course selections are as follows:

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


If you live MORE than a 6-hour drive from campus, but within the contiguous U.S., you're eligible for our fly-in option. Costs for your course selections are as follows:

Baking & Pastry Arts : $550
Culinary Arts : $550
Hospitality: $550

Things to Know

* Flights will be booked from within the contiguous U.S. only. Residents of Alaska and Hawaii are ineligible for this program.
* If you live outside the contiguous U.S., you are responsible for arranging transportation.
* Direct flights are not guaranteed.
* Arrival flights may be scheduled for the day before the event date, depending on where you live and flight schedules.
* JWU reserves the right to select the next closest airport if flights are not available during the parameters of the program.
* If you make your own flight arrangements, you will be responsible for arriving on time to the event.

Registration Deadline
Registration to our Career Exploration programs will close July 13.

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.
*If a reservation is cancelled after airline tickets have been purchased by the university, the participant is required to reimburse the university for the entire cost of the airline ticket(s).
* Fly-In registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable (at any time) after plane tickets have been purchased by JWU.
* Participants are responsible for any costs incurred due to changes in flight arrangements once tickets have been purchased.
* 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:
1-877-598-3368 or 303-256-9311

Mailing Address:
Admissions Events
Johnson & Wales University
7150 Montview Boulevard
Denver, CO 80220