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Arizona Culinary Institute Scottsdale, Arizona

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General Information

Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Suburban campus. Founded in 2001.

Program Information

Offered since 2001. Program calendar is continuous. 9-month diploma in culinary arts, baking, and restaurant management.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; American Institute of Wine & Food; International Association of Culinary Professionals; National Association of Catering Executives; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Society of Wine Educators.

Areas of Study

Baking; beverage management; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


2 bakeries; 3 classrooms; computer laboratory; 3 food production kitchens; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; 2 lecture rooms; library; public restaurant; student lounge; 5 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile

210 full-time. 95 are under 25 years old; 86 are between 25 and 44 years old; 29 are over 44 years old.


12 total: 11 full-time; 1 part-time. 10 are industry professionals; 2 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: Jennifer Sedig; Glenn Humphrey, CEC, CCE; Michael Dudley; Jason Warden. Faculty-student ratio: 1:8.

Special Programs

3-month paid internship.

Typical Expenses

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $21,810 per diploma. Program-related fee includes $1605 for knives, books, uniforms, supplies.

Financial Aid

In 2004, 15 scholarships were awarded (average award was $500); 140 loans were granted (average loan was $20,000). Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Average off-campus housing cost per month: $400–$700.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January, February, April, May, July, August, September, and November. Applications are accepted continuously. In 2004, 310 applied; 210 were accepted. Applicants must submit a formal application, an essay, high school diploma/GED.



Admissions Director
10585 North 114th Street
Suite 401
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Telephone: 480-603-1066
Fax: 480-603-1067
World Wide Web: Scottsdale Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale, Arizona ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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