Culinary Arts Hero

Culinary Arts Technical Certificate


Cook up culinary career success here.

Nashville State’s one-year Culinary Arts Technical Certificate prepares students for the job market in a wide variety of food preparation facilities such as restaurants, hotels, and bakeshops. Courses provide the fundamental skills in food preparation, cooking, and baking required for successful careers as chefs and culinary professionals.

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Nashville State Community College School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management is to promote the success of culinary and hospitality management students and apprentices by building career pathways that incorporate collaboration of students, industry partners, and educational providers to result in the production of a career pipeline of trained culinary and hospitality professional for the ever-expanding hospitality industry in Middle Tennessee and beyond.


The Culinary Arts program at Nashville State is preparing students for Nashville's growing culinary and hospitality industries. Students graduate with a solid and professional foundation, ready to enter the workforce. I highly recommend Nashville State to anyone who wants to develop their career.

— Chef Max Knoepfel, Executive Chef of Music City Center