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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.
There’s nothing like seeing our creative community for yourself. Meet our faculty, learn more about the technology you’ll use, and get acquainted with our support staff, including Career Services. You can either attend Open House or arrange for a personal tour.
We’re here to guide you step-by-step through the process.
We realize you have questions (that’s good) because your education is a major investment. We’ll talk about your interests, and what program is a good fit for you. And our Financial Aid staff can help you review your options, including merit- and need-based scholarships, and will help you navigate the process. Contact us to get moving on your tomorrow.
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BackStage Bistro is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago. Located downtown, BackStage Bistro serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.
Under the supervision of Chef Richard Valente and an experienced and credentialed faculty of chef instructors, students create bistro-style dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, BackStage Bistro is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.
For reservations and additional information, call 312.777.7800