The School of Culinary Arts at OSUIT is home to Okmulgee’s finest restaurants, the State Room and the Tech Room. Known for famous grand buffets, visitors come from all over the region just to enjoy the unique dining experience operated by students in the culinary arts program.

Because the State Room and Tech Room operate around class schedules, reservations are highly recommended.

At OSUIT, students gain hands-on experience in real-world learning environments, with a diverse and experienced faculty of professional chefs, proven teaching methods, a low student-to-faculty ratio, and multiple internship opportunities.

Over the past decade, America has developed a fascination with the culinary arts. Primetime shows like Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen, as well as celebrity chefs including Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain, and Jamie Oliver, have led to the advent of entire television networks that offer both entertainment and education on hospitality management.

Fine dining is enjoying a resurgence and is changing the way hotels, cruise lines, and vacation resorts deliver legendary experiences while offering fantastic career opportunities for culinary graduates.

Pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree at the OSUIT School of Culinary Arts will inspire you to turn your passion into a lifelong career.


The mission of the OSU Institute of Technology School of Culinary Arts is to educate students to become nationally competitive chefs and food service managers.


The School of Culinary Arts will:

  • Be student-centered and performance-based
  • Develop industry partnerships to address current and emerging industry needs at the local regional and national levels
  • Design and deliver customized educational offerings and services.
  • Teach basic fine dining and gourmet cooking skills.