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Culinary Arts

A culinary arts career is a good fit for those interested cooking, preparing food and working in a hot and fast-paced environment.

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Online Culinary Arts School

Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you want to take your passion a notch higher and make it into a full time culinary career? SIGN-UP NOW for online culinary classes at Meditec!

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, cooks can earn on the average $20,550 every year. The job outlook for cooks is bright. As the restaurant, tourism and hospitality industries continue to grow, the demand for culinary experts also rises. Restaurants, cafeterias, catering services, hotels, and other food service operators will continue to hire cooks to address the demand for prepared and ready to eat dishes.

Our online culinary classes are perfect for those who want to brush up on their cooking skills and for those who are looking for training that can help them pursue a career in the culinary or hospitality industry. The best part of it? It’s online!

Why take your culinary classes online at Meditec?

Meditec has a proven track record of producing high quality graduates from those who finish our programs. We have industry experts who help us develop our training curriculum to help our students learn the necessary skills and information they would need to practice their chosen career path.

Our online culinary arts program has been developed with the help of experts from the culinary industry. The program covers the following course topics that can help you master important skills to succeed in your culinary career:

  • Culinary Basics
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Culinary Groundwork
  • Culinary Careers

The program takes about six months to complete if you study 15 hours a week (or approximately 3 hours per day). Once you finish the program, you will receive a certificate of completion so you can start building your career and be on your way to being the next master chef!

Training is taken 100% online so you have the flexibility to study whenever and wherever you are comfortable. With today’s technology, completing a career training program and getting certified online is definitely possible. All you need is a computer and an internet connection, and you are good to go.

Getting certified also increases your chance of employment. Generally, next to experience, employers prefer those who have been certified because it means that you have passed the necessary requirements to complete or pass a certain program. It gives you the edge over other candidates, and at this age when the competition in the job market is stiff, getting that edge might be the key to landing your dream career.

If you want to know more about Meditec’s culinary arts program, you can contact us and our admissions advisor will be happy to help you or click on the program overview details in the tabs section above.

Culinary Fundamentals

Program Description:

Our industry-driven curriculum is designed to give students a strong foundation in the fundamental skills necessary for entry-level positions in a professional kitchen or to enhance your personal culinary knowledge and expertise. Emphasis is placed on a student’s ability to work as a functioning member of a food service team in settings such as a professional kitchen, culinary studio, caterer, and other food service operations.

Upon completion of this program learner will get a voucher for the Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam – ANSI-CFP

This 100% online culinary program promotes a thorough and deep knowledge of culinary topics. We take a competency based approach which ensures that students master the foundational skills and techniques necessary for success in the modern professional kitchen. In this innovative, 4-course program, you will build real-world kitchen credentials by studying and mastering…

  • Auguste Escoffier and Professionalism
  • Classic Cooking Principles
  • Professional Cooking Equipment Identification
  • Kitchen Set-Up, Knife Skills and Classic Cuts
  • Seasonings: Salts, Exotic Spices, Seeds & International Herbs
  • Egg and Dairy Cookery
  • Health and Wellness Foods
  • Pork and Lamb
  • Beef: Prime and Economy Cuts
  • Allergy and Gluten-Free Foods
  • Fish: Round and Flat; Quality and Handling
  • Shrimp, Crab and Lobsters
  • Recipe Conversion and Kitchen Math
  • Life Skills and Career Development
  • Industry Standard Food Sanitation and Safety Principles

Program Course List and Topics Covered:

Culinary Basics:

  • Classic Cooking Methods
  • World Flavors: Salt, Spices and Flavorings
  • Knife Skills
  • August Escoffier Professionalism
  • The Professional Kitchen

Culinary Groundwork:

  • Stocks and Mother Sauces
  • Traditional and Regional Soups
  • Eggs, Cheese and Dairy
  • Sandwiches: Hot, Sub and Club
  • Salads Green and Composed

Culinary Essentials:

  • Introduction to Meat: Beef
  • Pork: Braised and Broiled
  • Lamb: Grilled and Broiled
  • Poultry: Cutting and Cooking

Culinary Excellence:

  • Fish: Poached and Sautéed
  • Shellfish: Bake and Broil
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Grains, Legumes and Potatoes
  • Health and Wellness and Specialized Diets
  • Recipe Conversions and Kitchen Math
  • Life Skill and Career Development

Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles:
The Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training leading up to the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.

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Program System Requirements:

Operating System:

  • Windows XP SP2 or newer
  • Mac OSX or higher


  • Video card
  • Sound card
  • 512 MB RAM or greater of memory


Web Browser:

  • The most recent version of browsers: Works Best in Google Chrome.
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Pop-ups must be enabled/allowed


  • Headphones or Speakers
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Instructor Bio

Thomas Kaltenecker

Chef Kaltenecker started his culinary education at a young age at the Bundeslehranstalten fuer Tourismus, Semmering in Austria, Europe ( During his training he traveled extensively through Europe, competed and worked in many segments of the hospitality industry. In 2000, he started teaching culinary arts and hospitality here in the USA. He has taught for Elgin Community College, developed programs and facilities for Robert Morris University and chaired the culinary management program at McHenry County College. Chef Thomas also worked and consults high end restaurants, bakeries and pastry shops. During his professional career, Chef Thomas received his BBA from Northwood University and currently is enrolled in a Master degree program with Capella University; both program online. He is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health as well as through the International Foodservice Executives Association and the American Hotel, Motel and Lodging Association Educational Institute. Chef Thomas supports sustainable culinary and hospitality management, farm to table movement and the use of local products.

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Culinary Fundamentals

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