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Culinary Arts

Global opportunity

The Art Institutes can help you prepare for it.

Get the fundamental and international skills today's culinary industry demands.

In professional kitchens where you’ll be taught by talented, experienced instructors, you’ll begin with fundamentals like using kitchen tools and honing your cooking skills and techniques.

Culinary Arts

What you can learn

You’ll cover everything from basic cuts to managing a menu to working as part of a team. Then you’ll explore international cuisines, including the latest flavors that are becoming more popular. Along the way, you’ll build on the knowledge and skills you gain at each step of your education, through courses that can include:

  • Culinary techniques
  • Classical techniques
  • Sanitation & safety
  • Baking and pastry techniques
  • Management by menu
  • Nutrition
  • Garde manger
  • Foodservice technology
  • Food & beverage operations management
  • Planning & controlling costs
  • World cuisine
  • American regional cuisine
  • Classical European cuisine
  • Asian cuisine
  • Latin cuisine
  • A la carte kitchen
  • Art culinaire
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See the work of our culinary arts students.

The work of alumnus Chris Medlin

See what went into Culinary Arts student Chris Medlin’s “Fruit De Mer” dish for his European Cuisine class--and get his instructor’s perspective on the art of cooking.

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The work of alumna Jan Parker

Also see how Jan Parker’s faculty mentor inspired her salad with seafood vinaigrette.

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Follow our alumni’s path to success.

Alumni success stories

Culinary grads from The Art Institutes system of schools have competed in some of the most challenging competitions in the country and as  the industry continues to evolve, you’ll find our grads making their mark everywhere. With our education programs, you can join our nationwide community of alumni who are helping shape the future.

Explore our alumni from all programs

Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Create Tomorrow means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.


Calvin Tran

Calvin Tran

Fashion Designer

Hear Calvin's story

Karey Uhler

Karey Uhler

Graphic Designer

Hear Karey's story

Stig Asmussen

Stig Asmussen

Creative Director, Sony Computer Entertainment

Hear Stig's story

Tiffany Derry

Tiffany Derry

Executive Chef and Owner, Private Social

Hear Tiffany's story

Nathan Shriver

Nathan Shriver

Creative Director, Under Armour, Inc.

Hear Nathan's story

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