The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle

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The Art Institute of Seattle

2323 Elliott Ave. - Seattle, WA 98121

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The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle is an urban campus in the heart of downtown Seattle. The campus is located on the waterfront; on a break from classes you can walk along the waterfront, checking out the fish markets, sampling the fine dining, or enjoying a Starbucks while watching the ships in the harbor.

If you ever thought about going to cooking school in Washington, you'll want to learn more about The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle.

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Why Choose The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle?

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle was founded in 1946 as the Burnley School for Professional Art. In 1982, it joined The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes and assumed its current name. For over half a century, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle has been dedicated to providing outstanding education in artistic professions. The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle has developed a reputation for being one of the best art schools in the nation.

Education at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle is career-focused and hands-on. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and to put all of their passion, individuality and creativity into developing their potential. The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle supports that process, creating a caring, collaborative community, maintaining industry-standard facilities and developing an outstanding faculty.

Programs of Study

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle has several diploma and associate degree programs in the cooking arts.

Diploma in The Art of Cooking: is a 12 month program leading to a diploma. It is a fundamentals class for those who have little or no culinary experience, preparing them for entry-level positions in the hospitality industry. Students learn about the food services industry, cost controls, culinary basics, cooking methods and regional cuisines.

Diploma in Baking and Pastry: is a 12 month program. Students learn about bread making, pastries, cookies and desserts and are prepared to apply for entry-level baking positions.

Associate of Applied Arts in Baking and Pastry: is a 21 month program leading to an Associate of Applied Arts Degree. More extensive than the diploma program, the Associate Degree program goes beyond the basics and includes classes on bakery management. Day and evening classes are available.

Associate of Applied Arts in Culinary Arts: is a comprehensive 21 month program that prepares students as culinary arts professionals and leaders. Students learn about fine cuisine, nutrition, purchasing, cost controls, kitchen management and restaurant procedures.

Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management: This program is geared to give the student the necessary skills to enter the business end of culinary arts. Students of this program will be given a foundation in such skill areas as personnel management, accounting, financial management, cost control and facility design.

The culinary programs at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle include classroom instruction, hands-on experience in the kitchen labs, experience in the Institute’s restaurant, “Portfolio,” and internships.

 

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Faculty and Facilities

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle hires academically prepared, industry qualified instructors who love to teach. The Culinary Arts instructors have extensive experience in cooking, restaurant and kitchen management and other aspects of the food services industry.

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle has three facilities on Seattle’s downtown waterfront. The culinary arts facilities are located at the North Campus and include classrooms, professionally equipped kitchens and pantries and the Portfolio.

The Portfolio is The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle culinary arts restaurant and is open for lunch and dinner. The restaurant features continental and regional cuisines and “white linen” dining. With a striking view of Elliot Bay and Mount Rainier, the Portfolio gives culinary arts students experience cooking for and managing a fine restaurant.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA and meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to create a plan for financing their education. 75% of the students at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle receive financial aid. The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle participates in all Federal and State financial aid programs. Other scholarships and grants are also available, and the school offers individualized assistance in setting up a payment plan. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

The City of Seattle, Washington

Seattle is a vibrant, upscale city in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The city boasts great coffee, wonderful restaurants, local wineries and breweries. The city has four professional sports teams, the Mariners (baseball), Seahawks (football), Sonics (men’s basketball) and Storm (women’s basketball). Seattle is a cultural center for the Northwest, with the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Art Museum and the Wink Luke Asian Museum along with many other museums and events.

Although Seattle is definitely urban, outdoor activities abound. You can visit the arboretum at Washington Park, ski at Mount Rainier, go sailing on the Sound, hike in the Cascades. You can explore the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island, drive south to the ocean beaches or north to Canada.

At The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle, you’ll receive a first class culinary education while living in one of America’s most beautiful areas.

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