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The Art Institute of California–Orange County Culinary Arts Santa Ana, California

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General Information

Private, coeducational, two-year college. Suburban campus. Founded in 2000. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

Offered since 2001. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 1.5-year associate degree in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; National Restaurant Association.

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 communication; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production.


4 classrooms; 4 computer laboratories; food production kitchen; learning resource center; 8 lecture rooms; library; 2 public restaurants; snack shop; student lounge; 3 teaching kitchens; baking and pastry kitchen.

Special Programs

Art Institute Culinary Cook-off Competition.

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, have high school diploma or GED.



Director of Admissions
Culinary Arts
3601 Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Telephone: 888-549-3055
Fax: 714-556-1923
World Wide Web: Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale, Arizona

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The Art Institute Of California–Orange County Culinary Arts Santa Ana, California