The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta

Culinary School in Atlanta

The Art Institute of Atlanta GA

Location:  Atlanta, Georgia

Year Founded: 1949

Application Fee: $50

Type of School: Private, For Profit

Accreditation: NWCCU

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 A young and progressive city, Atlanta has a culinary scene that is diverse and growing.  Atlanta is also home to The Art Institute of Atlanta, a top school for culinary arts education.

Attending culinary arts school is a great step forward in your career, and you've probably got some questions. Is there scholarship money available? How long will it take? Where do I start? Let us help you fill in the blanks to any questions you might have.

If you are interested in attending cooking school at The Art Institute of Atlanta , we recommend you look at the information below and see if this school is the right fit. If it is, select your course below, fill out the short questionnaire and a representative from the school will contact you to answer any additional questions about the school, costs, financial aid and how to apply.

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The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30328


About The Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Atlanta considers the culinary arts as one of many fields in which creativity and forward-thinking can combine to power a successful career.The school prides itself on using both working professionals and trained educators to create a learning environment catered to the real world.Atlanta Culinary Schools

Diploma in Professional Baking and Pastry

The Baking and Pastry program is a 49 quarter-credit course that focuses on the skills necessary for working in a bakery, including making breads, desserts, and cakes. This diploma program includes training in ServSafe sanitation and safety as well as job seeking skills. Graduates are typically ready to work in entry-level food service positions.

Diploma in Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts Diploma program is designed to give students the practical knowledge of techniques and procedures required to succeed in culinary arts. Taught by experienced culinary professionals, this program will guide students through topics such as choosing the correct knife to the proper use of specialized kitchen equipment. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).

Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts Program

The AA in Culinary Arts is a 21-month program. It covers basic kitchen skills as well as international cuisine and restaurant management. It is rounded off with an externship at a food service facility in the surrounding greater Atlanta area.

Associate of Arts in Baking and Pastry

Students of the Baking and Pastry program will learn fundamental bread-baking and pastry techniques, pastry arts, cake decoration,and all purpose baking skills (including desserts). In addition to these skills, students will also learn business essentials in a hands-on environment. With these skills, graduates will be prepared to gain entry level employment as a baker, pastry cook, or line cook.

About the AA in Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management Program

The AA in Wine and Spirits covers the basics of the beverage side of running a successful restaurant or establishment. In addition to basic culinary techniques, the course includes bar supervision, food and wine pairings, and event management. Students must be 21 to participate in this course.

Participation in the program for those under 21 years of age will be conducted in accord with state law regarding the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

About the BS in Culinary Arts Management Program

The Culinary Management BS degree focuses more on culinary skills related to running or managing a business. It includes courses on communication, leadership, human resources, marketing, food safety, and technology. The course includes a hands-on externship; otherwise, all instruction is provided in the classroom.

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The Art Institute of Atlanta is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, granting it the authority to award both Associate degrees, Bachelor degrees, and diplomas.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify for federal or state assistance. The school employs several financial representatives to answer student questions or concerns on applying for loans and grants. Scholarship options can also be considered through this office.


Faculty members at the International Culinary School are chosen for their experience in the culinary field. Because they are professionals with real work experience, they are able to bring more than just lecture and theory to the classroom. These same faculty members and professionals in the local industry periodically review the curriculum to ensure that students remain on the cutting edge of training and technology. Because post-graduation employment is the ultimate goal, the Art Institute prides itself on changing along with the current culinary market.


Each student of the International Culinary School has access to state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. Modern techniques are taught alongside classical styles, and students are encouraged to explore their own unique methods. To increase the potential for hire after graduation, many skills focus on real-world skills.

Going to School in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta was founded in 1837 and today the fast-growing city remains a transportation hub for the world: Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is one of the nation's busiest in daily passenger flights.

The city has emerged as a banking center and is the world headquarters for 13 Fortune 500 companies. The old in new Atlanta is the soul of the city, the heritage that enhances the quality of life in a contemporary city.

In the past two decades Atlanta has had unprecedented growth -- the official city population remains steady, at about 420,000, but the metro population has grown in the past decade by nearly 40%, from 2.9 million to 4.1 million people.

Atlanta boasts an ever-changing downtown skyline, along with skyscrapers constructed in the Midtown, Buckhead, and outer perimeter business districts. Since the late 1970s dozens of skyscrapers designed by such luminaries as Philip Johnson, I. M. Pel, and Marcel Breuer have reshaped the city's profile.

Also home to a renowned culinary scene, Atlanta has a late night atmosphere that is conducive to many well-known eateries. A booming arts scene also helps keep things in Atlanta fresh and ever-changing. As such, Atlanta is a great place for those considering a career in the culinary arts.

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The Art Institutes System of Schools

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is

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