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April 19, 2011


The Culinary Arts program at The University of Montana’s College of Technology offers an enticing menu of summer classes for teachers and those interested in a career in the food-service industry.

Course topics include flavors of the world and wine pairing, as well as basic introduction to food service. The cost of some classes does not include credit, but credit may be obtained for an additional cost. Space is limited and early registration is advised.

All classes are taught by COT’s award-winning culinary instructors. Culinary Arts is one of COT’s most popular programs.

Summer classes are:

  • Food and Wine Pairing – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, May 24-27. COT chef Aimee Ault will present a hands-on exploration of different wine regions and the history of their cuisine while also discovering the fundamentals of flavor and how our palates taste and perceive the elements of texture. Participants must be at least 21. Cost is $400 for noncredit and an additional $135 for one UM COT credit.
  • Tips for Teachers: World Flavors-Cooking Principles – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13-17. Tom Siegel, 2008 Chef of the Year and well-known Missoula chef, will take participants around the globe, studying Old World, Mediterranean, Asian and Latin American cooking. Cost is $400 for non-credit and an additional $135 for two UM COT credits.
  • Food Service Sanitation – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays June 20-July 25. Introduction to fundamentals in safe and sanitary food handling practices. Emphasis on development of well-designed food safety program centered on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. Two credits. See tuition and fee chart on Cyberbear at
  • Intro to Food Service Industry – 8:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 21-July 27. Introduction to fundamentals in handling food, cooking methods, tool and equipment skills, safety and sanitation, and much more. Five credits. See tuition and fee chart on Cyberbear at more information on the Tips for Teachers or the Food and Wine Pairing classes call the COT Outreach Office at 406-243-7812, email or visit the website at, where a registration form also is available.

For more information on how to register for the introduction to food service courses, call Culinary Program Director Chef Thomas Campbell at 406-243-7831 or email


Western Montana

Contact: Mary Opitz, outreach, workforce and program coordinator, UM College of Technology, 406-243-7899,