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Get trained in the theory, practice, and art of cooking as you learn the craft of culinary arts in our student-learning lab under the guidance of our expert chef-instructors. 

The Culinary Arts Program is an experiential certification and training program that offers unique opportunities for learning at any skill level. It combines learning with modern and classical techniques and is designed to engage cooks at all levels and offer hands-on educational opportunities. From the serious home cook to the industry professional and all those in between, the UVI CELL Culinary Arts program has a program to meet your needs. 

The program features: 

  • Chef instructors with real-world experience 
  • Hands-on classes and workshops where you learn by doing
  • State-of-the-art professional kitchen

Certification Programs 

  • Certified Fundamental Chef (CFC)This 6-month certification program is designed specifically for beginners. It combines hands-on learning and immersive industry experience using a learn-by-doing approach in the on-campus restaurant.   
  • Certified Fundamental Pastry Chef (CFPC):  This certification option is also available. If you meet the work and education criteria that match an ACF certification level above CFC, we'll work to match you with the appropriate certification at the time of the exam.

Upcoming Classes: 

Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)
Coming 2023 

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Program Information
University of the Virgin Islands
rville E. Kean Campus

13D Research & Strategy Innovation Center
(Former West Bay Supermarket Location)
t. Thomas, VI 00802


General Email: 

Kerish Robles
Program Manager/Executive Chef 
hone: (340) 693-1355 

Jucinto Durant
Chef de Cuisine Instructor 

Alycia Lamb
Lead Pastry Chef Instructor