Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts

The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts (A division of YTI)

The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts 3050 Hempland Road – Lancaster, PA 17601


Start Your Culinary Education in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the oldest inland city in the United States, and it is home to The Pennsylania School of Culinary Arts, a Division of YTI Career Institute. As a career training center, students interested in the Hospitality field will find that York Technical Institute’s program teaches them both the business and the marketing skills required to succeed in this arena.

There are many questions you must be asking yourself about going to culinary arts school. How much is it going to cost? Is financial aid available? How long does it take? What type of degree will I receive? Will I be able to find a job? All great questions and answers are available.

About The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts (in association with York Technical Institute)

York Technical Institute’s mission focuses on the careers students will pursue once their education is finished. In order to prepare them for the best opportunities, the school tailors its courses to each field.

The goal is to teach students through situations that reflect what they will really face in the job, and this is augmented through guest speakers and hands-on externships.

The school was founded in 1967 and has expanded from an institution that trained entry-level draftsmen in York, Pennsylvania to a school offering courses in business, computers, criminal justice, electronics, tourism, hospitality, and more. With such a strong focus on student’s future careers, job placement is a high priority at this particular institution.

About the Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Hospitality Program

Students interested in pursuing an Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Hospitality can do so through a seven-quarter program at York Technical Institute. The program centers on training that reflects real-world situations.

In addition to Hospitality-specific courses such as front office procedures, resort management, and hospitality quality management, students also study more general business topics such as communications, principles of management, and professional development. Students learn first-hand through field trips, guest speakers, and a three-month externship during their studies.

About the Diploma in Pastry Arts Program

A 12 month program that also includes a 3 month internship, the Diploma in Pastry Arts curriculum from York Technical Institute is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in resorts, catering companies, bakeries, and restaurants as a pastry chef. Learning the business, creative, and chemistry skills needed in order to pursue a career in this exciting field, the Pastry Arts Diploma program also includes hands-on instruction in the creating of confections, food presentation, and pastries and breads.

About the Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management Program

The school also offers a Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management program at their Lancaster campus. This Associate in Specialized Business degree can also be earned in seven quarters. Students study everything from sanitation to food and beverage management in order to prepare for a fulfilling career in the kitchen. Cooking methods, regional cuisine, and basic pastry skills are also covered in this program.


YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Financial Aid

Students attending York Technical Institute have access to various types of financial aid. Both federal and Pennsylvania resident grants are available to those who qualify. Student loans are also a possibility. The school’s website includes a number of resources to search for potential scholarship opportunities.


The faculty at York Technical Institute believe in the school’s values, which are defined as: respect for the individual, integrity, customers, teamwork, and excellence. Listening and understanding are encouraged, and instructors come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. This makes them able to prepare students not just in the particular field of study, but also to offer them a well-rounded education.


The Lancaster campus of York Technical Institute includes a newly-renovated 52,000 square foot building with four kitchen laboratories. These include convection, conventional, and pizza ovens, stoves, griddles, broilers, and more. There is also a 2,000 square foot demo kitchen that seats 72 people. The school offers two computer labs and a Learning Resource Center, student lounges, a copy center, interview rooms, and reception areas.

Going to School in Lancaster, PA

The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania boasts a number of attractions as well as a rich architectural heritage. The Central and Eastern Markets offer wonderful opportunities to buy fresh ingredients for cooking, and the city’s numerous museums supply ample food for thought. Lancaster is currently undergoing a revitalization with new shops, clubs, and other businesses in the downtown area.

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