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Culinary Apprenticeship Major

Culinary Apprenticeship Major

David Miller

David Miller: EVP,
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

"Some of the best culinarians that we have in our restaurant company to this day all went to Columbus State."

The Culinary Apprenticeship major is offered in cooperation with the American Culinary Federation Columbus Chapter. It includes the theory-related classroom instruction and on-the-job training required for the National Apprenticeship Training Program of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

Culinary apprentices are employed for on-the job training under a professional chef in restaurants, clubs, hotels, or catering businesses. Those selected for the apprenticeship program will interview with prospective employers; however, work placement cannot be guaranteed by the College or the ACF Columbus Chapter.

While employed, the apprentices attend classes at Columbus State one full day each week to work toward the associate of applied science degree. The Columbus State program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission. Program graduates qualify as, at minimum, Certified Culinarians through the ACF and as


Specific program admissions information

  • High school graduate or GED equivalency

To apply

  • Complete Columbus State Community College application at
  • Bring the following materials to Eibling Hall, Room 136:
    1. Complete Supplemental Application (link)
    2. High School Transcript of GED Certificate
    3. College Transcript
    4. Two letters of reference (preferably from employer)
    5. 200 Word Essay on why you want to be a Chef

Plan of studystudent

Info sheet

Culinary Apprentice Application

The advisor for this area of study is

Barry Young, MBA, CEC, CCE, AAC
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number 614.287.2220