Chef Education from The Art Institutes

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Sticking with Creativity

The Art Institute is an educational corporation dedicated solely to teaching the creative arts of fashion, design, media arts, and culinary arts. Those who have ambitions for a career in the culinary arts and management industries would do well to start at the Art Institutes. These schools provide training for entry-level jobs in restaurants, bakeries, and other food service businesses. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, Associate and Bachelor’s degrees that offer a solid foundation of food services skills, arts, and sciences.

There are thirty-four International Culinary Arts programs at Art Institutes in major cities throughout the United States and Canada, which gives hopeful chefs and restaurant owners plenty of choice in location. However, not all campuses offer the same degrees and programs, so be sure to check them out before enrolling.

All Art Institutes campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, and some, like those in Dallas, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and San Diego (just to name a few) are also accredited by the American Culinary Federation for having exemplary faculty, curriculum, and educational opportunities for students.

Choosing a Path

Students have the opportunity to focus their education in Culinary Arts; Culinary Management; Baking & Pastry; Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management; Hospitality Management; and Food & Beverage Management. The length of time to complete a program increases incrementally from Certificate and Diploma, which take approximately 6 months to one year, to Associate’s, which takes about two years, to a Bachelor’s Degree which takes four years.

For those who are interested in working in the kitchen, programs in culinary arts and baking & pastry are the way to go. These programs focus on techniques and skill with food, cutlery, dish preparation, food sanitation and safety, and menu planning. Those with a knack for business and management may be more inclined for management tracks that offer classes in business, finance, marketing, communications, purchasing, and customer service.

Most programs incorporate both in-class instruction and hands-on practice in local kitchens, restaurants and wineries, giving students a great opportunity to get their foot in the door for job placement after graduation.

Locations:

Arizona

The Art Institute of Phoenix
2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
602.331.7500
artinstitutes.edu/phoenix
Baking & Pastry Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Arts
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

The Art Institute of Tucson
5099 E. Grant Rd., Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520.318.2700
artinstitutes.edu/tucson
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Baking & Pastry Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Arts
ACICS Accredited

British Columbia, Canada

The Art Institute of Vancouver
3264 Beta Avenue
Burnaby, Vancouver
BC V5G 4K4
604.298.5400
artinstitutes.edu/vancouver
Baking & Pastry Arts – Certificate, Diploma
Culinary Arts – Certificate, Diploma
Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership – Advanced Diploma
Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Management – Diploma
Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

California

The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
310.752.4700
artinstitutes.edu/los-angeles
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
The Art of Cooking – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

The Art Institute of California – Sacramento
2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833
916.830.6320
artinstitutes.edu/sacramento
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Art of Cooking – Diploma
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley
1120 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
1.408.962.6400
artinstitutes.edu/silicon-valley
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
ACICS Accredited

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire
630 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
909.915.2100
artinstitutes.edu/inland-empire
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
ACICS Accredited

The Art Institute of California – San Diego
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
858.598.1200
artinstitutes.edu/san-diego
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

The Art Institute of California – San Francisco
1170 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-4928
415.865.0198
artinstitutes.edu/san-francisco
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

The Art Institute of California – Orange County
3601 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931
714.830.0200
artinstitutes.edu/orange-county
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Art of Cooking – Diploma
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

Colorado

The Art Institute of Colorado
1200 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203-2172
303.837.0825
artinstitutes.edu/denver
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
ulinary Management – Bachelor f Arts
Food & Beverage Management –Bachelor of Arts
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
The Art of Cooking – Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

Florida

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
1799 S.E. 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3013
954.463.3000
artinstitutes.edu/fort-lauderdale
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary management – Bachelor of Science
Art of Cooking – Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

The Art Institute of Tampa
Parkside at Tampa Bay Park
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33614-7086
813.873.2112
artinstitutes.edu/tampa
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Arts
Culinary Arts – Associate of Arts
Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management – Associate of Arts
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Arts
Food & Beverage Management – Bachelor of Arts
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

Georgia

The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328-1635
770.394.8300
artinstitutes.edu/atlanta
Culinary Arts – Associate in Arts
Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking & Pastry – Associate in Arts
Wine, Spirits, & Beverage Management – Associate in Arts
Culinary Arts Management – Bachelor of Science
Food & Beverage Management – Bachelor of Science
Culinary Arts – Baking & Pastry-Diploma
Culinary Arts – Culinary Skills-Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

Illinois

The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago
350 N. Orleans Street
Chicago, IL 60654-1593
312.280.3500
artinstitutes.edu/chicago
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Hospitality Management –Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Applied Science
Hospitality Management – Bachelor of Science
Professional Baking & Pastry – Certificate
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

Indiana

The Art Institute of Indianapolis
3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010
Indianapolis, IN 46268-6124
317.613.4800
artinstitutes.edu/indianapolis
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry – Certificate
Culinary Arts – Certificate
ACICS Accredited

Kansas

The Art Institutes International — Kansas City
8208 Melrose Drive
Lenexa, KS 66214
913.217.4600
artinstitutes.edu/kansas-city
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Baking & Pastry Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Bachelor of Arts
ACICS Accredited

Michigan

The Art Institute of Michigan
28125 Cabot Drive, Suite 120
Novi, MI 48377
248.675.3800
artinstitutes.edu/detroit
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Applied Science
Professional Baking & Pastry – Certificate
ACICS Accredited

Minnesota

The Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3105
612.332.3361
artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Baking & Pastry – Associate in Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Associate in Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Management – Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry – Certificate
The Art of Cooking – Certificate
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

Nevada

The Art Institute of Las Vegas
2350 Corporate Circle
Henderson, NV 89074-7737
702.369.9944
artinstitutes.edu/las-vegas
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Food & Beverage Management – Bachelor of Science
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

North Carolina

The Art Institute of Charlotte
Three Lake Pointe Plaza
2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217-4536
704.357.8020
artinstitutes.edu/charlotte
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts Management – Bachelor of Arts
ACICS Accredited

The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham
410 Blackwell Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701
919.317.3050
artinstitutes.edu/raleigh-durham
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts Management –Bachelor of Arts
ACICS Accredited

Ohio

The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati
8845 Governors Hill Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249-3317
513.833.2400
artinstitutes.edu/cincinnati
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Applied Science
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

Oregon

The Art Institute of Portland
1122 N.W. Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209-2911
503.228.6528
artinstitutes.edu/portland
Culinary Arts – Associate of Arts
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Art of Cooking – Diploma
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

Pennsylvania

The Art Institute of Philadelphia
1622 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5119
215.567.7080
artinstitutes.edu/philadelphia
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
Culinary Arts – Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1301
412.263.6600
artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Hotel & Restaurant Management – Bachelor of Science
The Art of Cooking – Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

South Carolina

The Art Institute of Charleston
24 North Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401-2623
843.727.3500
artinstitutes.edu/charleston
Culinary Arts – Associate in Arts
Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking & Pastry – Associate in Arts
Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management – Associate in Arts
Culinary Arts Management – Bachelor of Science
Culinary Arts: Skills Certificate
ACICS Accredited

Tennessee

The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville
100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37214-3439
615.874.1067
artinstitutes.edu/nashville
Culinary Arts – Associate n Arts
Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking & Pastry – Associate in Arts
Culinary Arts Management – Bachelor of Science
Culinary Arts: Skills Certificate
ACICS Accredited

Texas

The Art Institute of Austin
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78728
512.691.1707
artinstitutes.edu/austin
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
ACICS Accredited

The Art Institute of Dallas
8080 Park Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75231-5993
214.692.8080
artinstitutes.edu/dallas
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Restaurant & Catering Management – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Art of Cooking – Certificate
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

The Art Institute of Houston
1900 Yorktown Street
Houston, TX 77056-4197
713.623.2040
artinstitutes.edu/houston
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Restaurant & Catering Management – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Food & Beverage Management – Bachelor of Science
Culinary Arts – Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

Utah

The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
121 West Election Road, Suite 100
Draper, UT 84020-9492
801.601.4700
artinstitutes.edu/salt-lake-city
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
ACICS Accredited

Washington

The Art Institute of Seattle
2323 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
206.448.6600
artinstitutes.edu/seattle
Baking & Pastry – Associate of Applied Arts
Culinary Arts – Associate of Applied Arts
Culinary Arts Management – Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry – Diploma
he Art of Cooking – Diploma
ACICS Accredited

Washington, DC

The Art Institute of Washington
1820 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209-1802
1.703.358.9550
artinstitutes.edu/arlington
Culinary Arts – Associate in Arts
Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking & Pastry – Associate on arts
Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management – Associate in Arts
Culinary Arts Management – Bachelor of Science
Food & Beverage Management – Bachelor of Science
Culinary Arts: Baking & Pastry – Diploma
Culinary Arts: Culinary Skills – Diploma
ACICS Accredited
ACF Accredited

Online

Art Institute of Pittsburg – Online Division
artinstitutes.edu/online
Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science


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One Response to “Chef Education from The Art Institutes”

  1. Dara Williamson Says:

    I have celiac and can only eat gluten free foods. Will this be an issue attending culinary school?I would like to get a deploma in culinary arts for baking and pastry.

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