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The Art Institute of California–Los Angeles School of Culinary Arts Santa Monica, California

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General Information

Private, coeducational, four-year college. Urban campus. Founded in 1997. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

Program Information

Offered since 1998. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 21-month associate degree in culinary arts. 36-month bachelor’s degree in culinary management.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; National Restaurant Association.

Areas of Study

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


Bake shop; 4 classrooms; computer laboratory; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; library; 4 teaching kitchens.

Typical Student Profile

350 full-time.

Financial Aid

Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Apartment-style housing available.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January, April, July, and October. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application, an essay, and have a high school diploma or GED. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Director of Admissions
School of Culinary Arts
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
Telephone: 310-752-4700 Ext. 122
Fax: 310-450-1262
World Wide Web: Scottsdale Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale, Arizona ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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The Art Institute Of California–Los Angeles School Of Culinary Arts Santa Monica, California