Lakeshore Technical College's Culinary Arts Program

If you are creative, enjoy the constantly evolving food service industry, work well with people, and have a love of food, LTC's Culinary Arts program may be the best place to launch your career. Graduates of the program become chefs, independent restaurateurs, bakers or pastry chefs, sales staff for the food industry, food service managers, and corporate chefs. Employment outlook for graduates is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. We are extremely proud that our Culinary Associate Degree program was recently accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).  Postsecondary and Secondary Accreditation by American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services.

For more information go to: LTC's Culinary Arts Program. For more information about becoming a Culinary Arts Student please contact a LTC Career Coach at 920.693.1162.

Hospitality and Culinary Open House for Prospective Students

LTC's Culinary Arts Program is located at 712 Riverfront Drive, Sheboygan

Thursday, March 19, 2020 anytime between 4pm-6:30pm.

  • Taste global cuisine, watch demos, tour our kitchen facility
  • Play Hospitality Jeopardy
  • Learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Visit with our career coaches and current students
  • Find out whether your "EXPERIENCE PAYS" at LTC in the form of college credits you've already earned through work experience
  • Reserve your spot by emailing:

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New 10-credit Baking Certificate

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Bake Your Best with the 10-credit Culinary Arts Baking Certificate. Learn the art, science, and craft of baking. We will share bakers' secrets to perfect pastries, hearty breads, cake decoration, and frozen delights. Take your next career step and enjoy the sweeter side of life. Anyone, adults or high school students 16 or older, who have a deep interest in baking will find joy in these hands-on classes.
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Your Path to Success

Culinary Arts students enjoy small class sizes and rapid progression to graduation with summers off for work experience and internships with one of our many employer partners. The program is rich with practical experience in American regional and international cuisines. Courses are offered in traditional and blended delivery.

The Associate Degree in Culinary Arts prepares you for management positions and offers foundation courses for a Bachelor’s Degree. The Technical Diploma program is designed for those wishing to enter the culinary field.

The Associate Degree in Culinary Arts is eligible for the collaborative Bachelor's degree program with Lakeland College. Lake to Lake Collaborative Program

Meet Our Staff


Chef William Gottsacker

Culinary Arts Instructor

Chef Bill's natural teaching style is a perfect fit for the Lakeshore Culinary Institute's multidimensional programming which includes the Culinary Arts Associate Degree, seminars, certificates, and an international exchange program. Chef Bill is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and holds a bachelor's degree in business.

Chef William Lammers

Culinary Arts Instructor

Locally raised in the Sheboygan area, Chef Will is a graduate of Lakeshore Technical College; earning associate's degrees in hospitality management and culinary arts. Chef Will started his career at the The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, gaining experience in banquet production and contemporary French cuisine. His passion for artisan bread lead him to the bakery at The American Club in Kohler. Here Chef Will learned the ancient skills and techniques from local industry leaders. His passion for learning has brought him to teach at Lakeshore Culinary Institute beginning the fall of 2015.

Chef Amanda Weber

Culinary Arts Instructor

Born and raised in Sheboygan, WI, Amanda developed her passion for cooking at a very young age. By 14 she was a dishwasher at Blackwolf Run Restaurant in Kohler, WI. She describes her first day in the kitchen as “the day the obsession started”. She worked her way through the ranks to become a lead cook by her senior year in high school. She then attended the Culinary Institute of America, in NY. After graduation, Amanda worked in New York for years in restaurants ranging from a casual BBQ joint to fine dining. She returned home to Wisconsin and became the Culinary Event Coordinator and Event Chef for Destination Kohler. It was here she discovered her real passion in teaching about anything culinary.  Along with teaching as an Adjunct Instructor, she has since started her own business offering Personal Chef and Catering services. Her philosophy is, “I am committed to designing and executing memorable events by combining exquisite food with the highest level of customer service “. She will be sharing how you can take your Culinary degree to the next level!

Nathan Meinnert

Bistro 712 Restaurant Manager

Nathan has nearly 20 years of experience managing restaurants and banquet facilities at the American Club, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, and the Pfister Hotel. As our restaurant manager, Nathan instructs students in the Wine and Beverage, Dining Room Service, and ServSafe Sanitation courses. Nathan orchestrates all of your events at Bistro 712. His years of experience managing kitchens in major hotel chains and delivering exceptional customer experiences will make your next visit to Bistro 712 memorable and enjoyable.