Technical Certificate - Artisanal Foods

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Culinary Arts/Chef Training. 120503


Brightwater’s Artisanal Foods program revitalizes the significance of authentic craftsmanship. In today's food industry, the word artisan has lost most of its meaning, but fortunately, with Brightwater's experiential-learning approach, you will be fully immersed in your artistry.

By spending time in the garden, you'll learn the value of crafting your victuals with quality, seasonal ingredients. By taking a true farm-to-table perspective back to the kitchen, you'll be empowered to create exceptional food. Brightwater's passionate and extensively trained instructors guide you to be a master of small-batch specializations, and offer you a historical, scientific and technical understanding in how to fashion each product successfully.

Upon completing the program, you'll be prepared to impact the industry by reviving the lost crafts in culinary arts, and find careers in food entrepreneurship, restaurant ownership, food journalism, product development and more. 




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas

Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

Technical Certificate - Artisanal Food

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell, Federal, State, Private

Refund Policy

Tuition and fee refunds will be issued to eligible students who drop their classes by the drop deadline, been dropped from a class, or a class has been canceled. See the Academic Calendar for the drop deadline for the current semester. 

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - ADHE

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$3,000.00 In-district refers to someone living within the Bentonville/Rogers school district.

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$6,000.00 Out-of-District or Contiguous refers to someone living in Arkansas, but not within the Bentonville/Rogers school district. Students who are current residents in Adair and and Delaware counties in Oklahoma, and Barry and McDonald counties in Missouri. Out-of-State residents refers to someone who has not lived in Arkansas for six consecutive months prior to the first day of class but are citizens or legal residents of the U.S.

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

35-1011.00Chefs and Head Cooks
$27.00 per hour

Provider Status



One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Phone Number

(479) 619-3127

Web Address

Last Updated

Nov 13, 2023


Jul 14, 2021


Nov 13, 2024

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