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Begin your culinary journey at the number one culinary school*, where you will be part of a community of students and instructors who share your passion. Building on over 100 years of tradition, Le Cordon Bleu is synonymous with expertise, refinement, and culinary excellence – qualities meticulously nurtured in our schools. As you work hands on with fine ingredients in industry-equipped kitchens, professional chefs will be right alongside you, teaching you foundational skills and modern innovations essential for any style of cuisine. The Le Cordon Bleu experience can help you learn the way to exciting opportunities in the culinary world.
*Le Cordon Bleu in North America had more culinary graduates in the USA than any other national network of culinary schools, for the years 2006 to 2011. Source: IPEDS.
OCI is a subsidiary of Pioneer Pacific College, independent and locally-owned. Founded by two partners who have been part of the Portland food scene for over 25 years, OCI was designed as a culinary institute that puts students first.
Our curriculum emphasizes real world, hands-on training. Our knowledgeable and experienced chef instructors are committed to student success, and teach skills that graduates will actually use in their careers. You will be an active participant in your education, in both classrooms and labs. And you'll have the opportunity to work in our own student-operated fine-dining restaurant. The experience is well rounded and designed to result in graduates who possess the confidence they need to enter the workforce successfully.
Beyond skills training, we focus on a fresh farm-to-table approach to cooking, while teaching food ethics and the business of owning and operating a restaurant in today’s world of sustainable responsibility and practice. It’s a curriculum not often taught, but one we believe to be invaluable.
We take cooking seriously, but we have fun as we go. Our goal is to foster an environment that instills a love for learning, even long after graduation. Your OCI experience may take you out of the classroom and into the wild with trips to forage for mushrooms or for edible inner tidals.
Portland cuisine has become the stuff of legend, and it leads the way for the rest of the nation. Farm-to-table. Seasonal. Focus on local. These are not the exceptions in Portland, but the norm. Looking for the next big culinary trend? Look to Portland. We believe if you can work in Portland, you can work anywhere.
Looking for a great educational experience to launch your culinary career? For job opportunities while going to school, externship placements with your goals in mind, and post-graduate jobs? Then look to OCI.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accredits Pioneer Pacific College to award Certificates, Diplomas, Associate’s Degrees and Bachelor’s Degrees. The ACICS is listed as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) also recognizes its accreditation of degree-granting institutions. The ACICS may be reached at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, 202.336.6780.
Bryant & Stratton College has educated successful people for more than 160 years. With 16 campuses across four states and an online education division, we provide students with the skills and education required to compete for some of today's most popular careers. For well over a century, Bryant & Stratton's fundamental mission has been to provide individuals with skills that are immediately transferable to the workplace and to help them develop in their careers. Bryant & Stratton College is also an advocate of continuing education. The Professional Skills Center offers certification and licensing that meet the requirements of associations and regulatory agencies in a range of industries, from Business and Technology to Health Care and Financial Services. Take advantage of career placement assistance and financial aid for those who qualify.
Contact Bryant & Stratton College today to find out how easy it can be to be on your way to a lifetime of success.
Bryant & Stratton College is a career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible and contemporary curriculum in a personal environment.
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