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Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts
Sarasota Campus
6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 1-866-KEISER2
Fax: (941) 907-2128
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The Center for Culinary Arts has taken Keiser University’s successful formula towards education and applied it to a career in culinary arts.  The culinary arts program provides our students with real industry experience in fully equipped culinary laboratories combined with an externship program and strong academics. With this practical approach, students will excel in any environment that requires professional knowledge of food preparation and handling, from classical to contemporary. Our hands-on, industry specific approach prepares our students with the skills and experience needed to succeed in this rapidly growing field.


  • For over 35 years, Keiser University has been providing practical hands-on education in a professional development environment
  • Classes taught by award winning chef instructors with extensive industry experience
  • Student-centered approach: students begin their degree with culinary specific courses and take one class at a time
  • Day and evening classes are offered to accommodate the working student
  • Small classes give our students the opportunity to work closely with instructors
  • Externships enhance industry experience and offer opportunities for long-term employment
  • Career placement assistance available
  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify
  • New facility and classrooms contain industry current equipment
  • Courses include:
    • Food Service Sanitation
    • Principles of Foods
    • Stocks and Sauces
    • Meat Science
    • Food Service Supervision
    • Storeroom Operations
    • Essentials of Dining
    • Nutrition and Sensory Evaluation
    • American Regional Cuisine
    • World’s Popular Cuisine
    • Introduction to Baking
    • International Cuisine
    • Dining Room Procedures
    • Garde Manger
    • Classical French Cuisine
    • Pastries and Desserts
    • Externship


Welcome to Sarasota

sarasota culinary schoolsClean air, beautiful beaches and sunny climate have made Sarasota world famous as a center for the good life. Their vibrant recreational and cultural scene offers activities for every taste and budget.

They are a diverse area of big city amenities and small town ease of living. Business owners and employees enjoy not only the good life but a thriving business climate. Their top-rated schools, motivated workforce and affordable cost of living make Sarasota home to some of the most successful and productive companies in the country.

A great year-round climate, expanding employment opportunities, abundant leisure time activities and excellent schools attract creative entrepreneurs, skilled workers and professionals who want to thrive in a community where life is fun. Almost half of Sarasota County's population is in the prime working age range of 25 to 64. No matter what your age or stage, there's always something interesting to do in Sarasota.


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