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Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Career Opportunities
Chef
Cook
Food Service
Banquet/Catering Service
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Average Salary
According to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for career opportunities from this program is:
$38,770.00
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Description
The Culinary Academy of South Dakota has a long and honored tradition in the upper Midwest. Placement opportunities for graduates have been excellent.  This program combines traditional campus instruction with apprenticeship training in other South Dakota communities including major convention centers and hotels.

Learning to cook in the MTI kitchens, students master the techniques of food preparation, sanitation and service in a large operation.  Fulfilling all the positions in modern food service, students move easily from cook to waiter, learning as they work. The program provides daily food service to MTI students, staff and guests, short order service and elegant Oak Room dining in MTI’s prestigious on-campus restaurant.

After two semesters on campus, students are prepared to enter the food service industry with a one-year diploma. Students also have the option of enrolling in a second year and completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The two-year option will conclude with an internship experience. AAS graduates have experience in cooking, but equally important, are prepared for management positions in the food service industry.

Please Note: This program requires students to be able to perform several physical tasks including lifting 50 pounds; standing for a minimum of 90 minutes at a time; ability to stoop, bend and stretch; to read small print on order tickets, recipes and labels; and to withstand very hot and cold working conditions.

Program Requirements: Students must attain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in all first-year technical classes before advancing to the second year curriculum. In addition, students will be evaluated for second-year advancement on several factors including interpersonal, work ethic and teamwork skills.
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