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Whether you're a seasoned hospitality expert, a foodie newbie finding your inner gourmet, a culinary entrepreneur or a creative kid, Harper offers you options to go forward.

Career Credentials

Academically Challenging Degree and Certificate Offerings

Experience students in action. Make a lunch reservation for the student-run Dining Room.

Continuing Education Credentials

  • Food Service Sanitation Exam Prep and Certification
  • Food Safety Review for Current Certificate Holders
  • Bartender Training
  • B.A.S.S.E.T. Training

Continuing Education Certificates

Kitchen Enthusiast Courses: Escoffier Online, Wine and More

  • Escoffier Online Culinary Academy Program:
    Learn to prepare restaurant-quality meals in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Harper's partnership with Escoffier Online Culinary Academy allows us to offer you a 15% discount on the school's program, featuring interactive online cooking experiences with classically trained chefs and classmates. Learn more about the Online Culinary Arts Program.
  • Cooking and Wine Classes:
    Learn something new or perfect your craft by taking on-campus classes in wine or cooking. Each season brings new courses and topics.  View upcoming cooking and wine classes.
  • Wine Sommelier Certificate:
    Take your appreciation of wine to the next level. Earn the Wine Sommelier CE Certificate.

Culinary Entrepreneur Courses: The Business of Cooking

We can help you get started on making your small business dream a reality. The Small Business Development Center provides no or low-cost workshops and individual small business advising/coaching. Learn more.

Culinary Classes For Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Cooking is a great way to experience life. Our culinary classes for students with intellectual disabilities are designed to help students develop practical skills while having fun. Learn more.