Aspiring cooks wanted in one of Colorado’s prime skiing locations

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 23, 2009 2:12 pm

If you like to ski and you like to cook, Vail Valley has a program just for you. The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute in the powder rich valley is now accepting applications into their program at the Vail-Eagle Valley campus in Edwards. A new state-of-the-art teaching kitchen opened at nearby Battle Mountain High School this fall.

“The new teaching kitchen will strengthen CMC’s Culinary Institute degree program, provide non-credit cooking classes for the community and train students at Battle Mountain High School who are in the ProStart program, which allows students to develop professional cooking skills while in high school,” said Todd Rymer, executive chef and director of culinary education.

The 1,700-square-foot kitchen was designed with an European influence in mind and is divided into two halfs – where one half serves as Eagle County’s family and consumer studies program with a complete array of cooking stations. The other half of the kitchen is the commercial side, which has an audio-visual system and mirror so students can not only smell the food, but view the delicious cuisine as well.

The new kitchen will open its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 12. To find out more about Colorado Mountain College’s Culinary Institute, visit