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The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Professional Chef’s Program Cambridge, Massachusetts

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General Information

Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1974. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

Program Information

Offered since 1974. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 15-week certificate in culinary training. 37-week diploma in professional chefs training.

Program Affiliation

American Institute of Wine & Food; International Association of Culinary Professionals; James Beard Foundation, Inc.; National Restaurant Association; Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Areas of Study

Baking; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; convenience cookery; 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; meal planning; meat cutting; meat fabrication; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


4 lecture rooms; library; student lounge; 4 teaching kitchens.

Typical Student Profile

165 full-time. 36 are under 25 years old; 109 are between 25 and 44 years old; 20 are over 44 years old.

Special Programs

International culinary excursions, culinary competitions, externships and internships.

Financial Aid

Program-specific awards include The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation Awards. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January, May, and September. Application deadline for fall is August 1. Application deadline for winter is December 1. Application deadline for spring (certificate) is April 1. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application, letters of reference, an essay, resume, educational records. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


Director of Admissions
Professional Chef’s Program
2020 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140-2104
Telephone: 617-354-2020
Fax: 617-576-1963
World Wide Web:  The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Professional Chef’s Program Cambridge, Massachusetts  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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