For Food. For Wine. Your Passion Grows Here.

You do more than just cook. You create. For you, wine is worthy of thought. Being the go-to when it comes to recommendations is a life goal. If this feels familiar, Boston University’s Metropolitan College has a program for you. Here, you’ll be matched with talented experts who will foster your love for all things culinary. The education will be hands-on, the experience will get you off to a great start in chasing your dreams.

Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts

Unlike any other in the country, this intensive 14-week program will provide you with a solid foundation in culinary techniques.

  • Program developed with the guidance of Chef Jacques Pépin & Julia Child.
  • Learn directly from a respected group of core and visiting chefs and food industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Master classic French and modern culinary skills.
  • Prepare for a variety of food-related careers.

Professional Pastry Arts Program

Our Professional Pastry Arts Program will provide you with the foundational skills and sensory knowledge necessary to launch a career in the pastry arts.

  • 14-week intensive, hands-on program
  • Learn from acclaimed pastry chefs and bakers in the industry
  • ServSafe & Allergy Awareness Certifications included
  • Prepare for a variety of food-related careers

Certificate Program in Wine Studies

If you dream of being a sommelier or to just being well-versed in wine, pursue up to four levels of certification, from fundamentals to mastery.

  • Study with expert instructors, including one Master of Wine (MW).
  • Boost your career, prepare for the wine trade, or just increase your knowledge and appreciation.
  • Enjoy a convenient evening schedule.

Certificate Program in Cheese Studies

For those who are ready to embark on an in-depth exploration into the world of cheeses, this program is singular.

  • Study with a world-renowned, award-winning cheesemeister.
  • Sample small-batch, artisanal cheeses from the US and abroad.
  • Learn about the art of cheesemaking and develop a tasting lexicon.

Online Pastry Arts Course

This course is designed to help make you the baker you want to become—all from the comfort of your home kitchen.

  • Learn professional pastry techniques and recipes like pate a choux, puff pastry, tart doughs, enriched doughs, and more.
  • Taught by a professional pastry chef with over twenty years’ experience in high-end, professional baking.
  • Course includes access to videos for each recipe and weekly one-on-one time with the instructor.
  • Course is taught entirely online, making it convenient and flexible.

Online Culinary Arts Course

  • Covers culinary essentials like knife skills, stocks, soups, proteins, and more.
  • Taught by Chris Douglass, chef and lead culinary instructor at BU.
  • Includes videos, live weekly lecture, and weekly one-on-one instruction.
  • Flexible schedule allows you to decide when to view lessons and plan your cooking.

Metropolitan College

One of Boston University’s 17 degree-granting schools and colleges, Metropolitan College offers more than 80 part-time and full-time degree and certificate programs in the evening, online, and in blended formats.

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