Culinary Arts

Academic Classes Leading to a Culinarian Certificate

This certificate transfers to several Ivy Tech regions that offer the complete Culinary Arts degree. The following Ivy Tech campuses offer the complete degree: Bloomington, Columbus, East Chicago, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Michigan City, Muncie, and South Bend. Students can complete all of their general education coursework at one of the Kokomo Region locations, minimizing commute time and expense to other regions to complete the degree. For more information on the degree options, go to: Choose Programs A-Z. Select Hospitality Administration.

Fall Semester

  • Sanitation and First Aid
  • Basic food Theory and Skills
  • Nutrition

Spring Semester

  • Soups, Stocks and Sauces
  • Introduction to Baking
  • Human Relations Management

There is a limited enrollment for these classes of 12 students. For more information on the Culinarian Certificate program contact Cynde Lees at the Ivy Tech Peru campus, 765-473-7281, ext. 318 or

Non-credit/Just for Fun Culinary Classes

Ivy Tech Corporate College is pleased to offer a variety of noncredit culinary classes for beginners and culinary experts alike. The courses cost $95 each, 2 for $160, or 4 for $280! Choose from the topics listed below. Class size is limited to 20 students. Reserve your seat today!

Technique Series: Begin at the beginning and learn how to do most everything

Aug. 17 | Saturday | 9-11:30 a.m. | Food Preservation: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Salsa and Jellies | Steve Daily, organic gardener, chancellor, Ivy Tech Kokomo

Aug. 20 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | Knife Techniques, Sautes, Sauces and More | Amy Black, Main Occasions Catering

Sept. 3 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | Savvy Shopping, Cut up a Whole Chicken and Save | Melanie Kiefer, family and consumer arts teacher

Sept. 10 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | Basic Dessert Skills: Perfect Pastry, Cookie and Cakes | Sandra Toussou, owner, Dreams to Reality

Special Topic Classes

Aug. 27 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | An Italian Meal for the Home Kitchen | Chef Cynthia, Pastarrific

Sept. 17 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | Tacos, Tamales and More, Ole! Authentic Mexican at Home | Daniel Lopez, chef, Los Tres

Oct. 15 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | Learn to Love Your Food Processor | Alayne Cook, culinarian

Oct. 29 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | Gluten Free: Techniques and Information | Patty Pavey, life coach

Nov. 5 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | A Splendid Thanksgiving Feast | Noah Peconga, culinarian

Nov. 19 | Tuesday | 6-8:30 p.m. | A Christmas Celebration Menu | Connie Cutler, culinarian

For information or to register, contact Jennifer Hughes at 765-459-0561, ext. 283 or