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The Art Institute of Colorado School of Culinary Arts Denver, Colorado

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General Information

Private, coeducational, four-year college. Urban campus. Founded in 1952. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

Offered since 1994. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is divided into quarters. Associate degree in banquet and catering operations. 12-month diploma in the art of cooking. 21-month associate degree in culinary arts. 39-month bachelor’s degree in culinary management.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; American Dietetic Association; American Institute of Wine & Food; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; Institute of Food Technologists; International Association of Culinary Professionals; International Food Service Executives Association; James Beard Foundation, Inc.; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Society of Wine Educators; Sommelier Society of America; United States Personal Chef 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; hospitality law; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Bakery; catering service; 3 classrooms; computer laboratory; 2 food production kitchens; garden; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; 4 lecture rooms; library; public restaurant; student lounge; 3 teaching kitchens.

Typical Student Profile

510 total: 450 full-time; 60 part-time. 125 are under 25 years old; 355 are between 25 and 44 years old; 30 are over 44 years old.

Special Programs

Field trips abroad in Italy and France (optional), ACF student team and individual competitions.

Financial Aid

Program-specific awards include campus-based institutional grant program, scholarships to attend professional association conventions. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Coed and 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 and an essay.


Director of Admissions
School of Culinary Arts
1200 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: 303-837-0825
Fax: 303-860-8520
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