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You can fire up a new career with help from Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts. We offer three programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts and pastry arts.
Why The Chef's Academy?
We understand your passion: Maybe your passion for this career has been tantalizing you from the back burner for years. Or maybe you walked in the door without needing to see a menu. Either way, everyone at The Chef's Academy has the same fever you do.
Career Services: We offer advice and assistance in areas like work study programs, externships, and post-graduation career assistance. With over 85% of our graduates working in the field, we are always here to help you along your career path.
The Chef’s Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, is far more than a cooking school. We are committed to providing well-rounded, hands-on, career-focused education in the areas of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management. We maintain industry relationships around Indianapolis Indiana, Raleigh North Carolina, and nationwide.
Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and regulated by the Indiana Commission of Proprietary Education (COPE). Additionally, The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The Chef’s Academy culinary and pastry programs are also approved by the Indiana ProStart Program®.
Financial Aid: The Chef's Academy is approved for participation in Title IV programs. For students that qualify, Financial Aid is available, along with alternative methods of funding your education.
*ProStart® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Restaurant Association.
Turn Your Passion for Food into a Rewarding Career
Culinary Institute of Virginia is the College of Culinary Arts of ECPI University. Founded in 1966, ECPI has over 45 years of experience providing career-focused degree programs to working adults and to high school graduates.
With 2 locations in Virginia, the Culinary Institute of Virginia provides students the hands-on training needed to become a skilled food service professional.
Whether your passion is in the kitchen or in the challenge of managing America’s restaurants or other food service operations, we have a program for you!
· Culinary Arts - Associate
· Baking and Pastry Arts - Diploma
· Food Service Management - Bachelor’s
Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 years or your Associate Degree in as little as 15 months through our Year-Round Schedule!
Why Choose ECPI’s Culinary Institute of Virginia?
Classes Available Weekdays (Day and Evening) and Weekends
· Hands-On Education
In smaller, more personal classes
· Graduate Employment Services
To help you develop a plan and conduct a job search.
· Scholarships and Financial Aid
Available for Those Who Qualify
Student Housing Available
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