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Culinary World Academy | College of Marin Career Technical Education

The Culinary World: An Inside Look

Learn restaurant concepts, menu designs, marketing, menu layouts, and culinary skills.

In the course of the week long academy, students will learn about restaurant concepts, menu design, marketing, menu layout and culinary skills. Students work in teams to develop a concept, create a signature menu item and then present their concept to a panel of industry professionals.

Chances for interdisciplinary aspects include working with the organic farm to discuss menu sustainability, working with entrepreneurship to discuss business needs and concerns, and working with graphic design for menu layout.

  • ​Dates: 5 days: Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26
  • Time: 9am to 2pm
  • Recommended for Grades: 9-12 (as of the 2018-19 school year)
  • Location: Indian Valley Campus in Novato
  • Cost: FREE


  • ​Academies are for students who are in high school in the 2018-19 year; see recommended years for each academy. This includes seniors who have just graduated, but for any academies including college credits, they must pay regular College of Marin tuition as well as any applicable fees.
  • For accepted applicants, attendance at one of the orientations on May 30 or June 1 is required. In addition, a Parent Consent (CCP) Form and an Intent to Participate Form will need to be completed and brought to the orientation. Supplemental forms for all academies will be emailed to students upon acceptance into the program.


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Applying for College of Marin Career Academies

  • You may apply to (and be accepted to) more than one Career Academy.
  • Cost: For all classes, TUITION IS WAIVED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Other fees may apply.
  • Location: Most classes are at College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus; see class descriptions for details.
  • Program acceptance: You will be notified by email by Friday, May 10 if you have been accepted into the career program(s) you have applied to.
  • Orientation Requirement: You MUST be able to attend one of these mandatory orientations (if you are accepted into more than one Career Academy, you only need attend orientation once):
    • Thursday, May 30, 6-7:30pm
    • Saturday, June 1, 10-11:30am

Questions? Contact Jesse Madsen at or call 415-491-6638.