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    Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

    Overview

    The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College prepares students for successful careers in the hospitality field by providing superior theoretical and hands-on education in the classical and modern culinary arts. The Culinary Arts program at GRCC has been awarded American Culinary Federation accreditation for three consecutive seven-year cycles - one of only two programs in the nation to earn this distinction.

    Programs

    GRCC's Secchia Institute offers two-year programs in Culinary Arts or Culinary Management, granting students Associate degrees in Applied Arts and Sciences. Students gain practical, hands-on experience at The Heritage Restaurant and Art & Bev's Bistro, both operated by the Secchia Institute. Students can also earn a one-year certificate of completion in Baking and Pastry Arts.

    Location

    The Secchia Institute is located on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College, in the heart of downtown.

    Admissions

    Email marp@grcc.edu or contact:
    117 Applied Technology Center
    151 Fountain NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    616-234-3690

    Secchia Insititute for Culinary Education

    • 151 Fountain NE
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • (616) 234-3690
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