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International Institute of Culinary Arts Fall River, Massachusetts

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General Information

Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1997.

Program Information

Offered since 1997. Program calendar is divided into semesters. 1-year certificate in culinary. 1-year diploma in baking. 2-year grand diploma in culinary arts/restaurant hospitality.

Program Affiliation

The Bread Bakers Guild of America.

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; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Bake shop; 4 classrooms; computer laboratory; 6 food production kitchens; garden; 4 gourmet dining rooms; 5 lecture rooms; 2 libraries; 5 public restaurants; snack shop; student lounge.

Student Profile

20 full-time. 18 are under 25 years old; 2 are between 25 and 44 years old.


5 total: 4 full-time; 1 part-time. 4 are industry professionals; 1 is a master chef; 4 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: George Karousos, Master Chef; Theodore Karousos, BA; Mark Bennison, BA; Robert Castagna, MA. Faculty-student ratio: 1:10.

Typical Expenses

Application fee: $45. Tuition: $11,500 per year for grand diploma, diploma, or certificate. Program-related fee includes $1800 for uniform, equipment, fees, publications, commencement and labs.

Financial Aid

In 2005, 10 scholarships were awarded (average award was $11,500); 8 loans were granted (average loan was $11,000). Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January and September. Applications are accepted continuously. In 2005, 70 applied; 25 were accepted. Applicants must submit letters of reference, an essay, formal application, letters of reference, and academic transcripts. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Theodore Karousas
Director of Admissions
100 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Telephone: 508-675-9305
Fax: 508-678-5214
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