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Chef Greg Eislele

The University of Tennessee Culinary & Catering Program is a full-time 12-week, 400-hour course that prepares you to begin an exciting career in restaurants, hotels, catering, food trucks, and more.

You’ll train in a fully-equipped commercial kitchen as well as a special classroom designed for culinary education while learning from 15 plus experts in the industry.

You’ll also have access to the online application of the On Cooking textbook, which offers recipe conversions, culinary production systems, updated recipe costs, and more. This access will last for a full two years and is a highly beneficial aspect of the culinary and catering program.

Although this program is designed to be shorter than average, the 12 weeks you spend training will be intense and thorough. You’ll be challenged from start to finish with real life scenarios and events, such as catering a large dinner party or running a food truck during lunch rush.

You’ll focus not only on honing your skills in the kitchen, but also on learning the business aspects of the culinary industry.

Since 2013, the UT Culinary & Catering Program has graduated more than 100 students who are now working in various venues including conference centers, convention centers, private and commercial restaurants, and even their own businesses. Four program graduates have even advanced to earn their chef’s certification through the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

You’re invited to attend a free information session at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville to learn more about our program.

Register for the session on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Register for the session on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

For more information, please contact our program coordinator, Pam Quick, at 865-974-3181 or at

Event details:

  • Start: September 16, 2019
  • End: December 10, 2019
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Thursday, 1pm–8pm • Friday, 8am–2pm
  • Fee: $8,500*
  • Venue: UT Conference Center

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