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The Art Institutes International Minnesota Culinary Arts Minneapolis, Minnesota

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General Information

Private, coeducational, four-year college. Urban campus. Founded in 1997. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

Offered since 1998. Accredited by American Culinary Federation (ACF). Program calendar is divided into quarters. 1-year certificate in baking and pastry. 1-year certificate in art of cooking. 21-month associate degree in baking and pastry. 21-month associate degree in culinary arts. 3-year bachelor’s degree in culinary management.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; American Dietetic Association; Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs; International Association of Culinary Professionals; International Sommelier Guild; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; The Bread Bakers Guild of America.

Areas of Study

Baking; beverage management; controlling costs in food service; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; kitchen management; management and human resources; meal planning; menu and facilities design; nutrition; patisserie; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Bake shop; bakery; catering service; classroom; computer laboratory; demonstration laboratory; food production kitchen; gourmet dining room; laboratory; learning resource center; lecture room; library; public restaurant; student lounge; teaching kitchen.

Student Profile

237 total: 101 full-time; 136 part-time.


12 total: 11 full-time; 1 part-time. 3 are industry professionals; 9 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: David Cappaccioli, CEC; Amy Carter, CEPC; Byron Korus, CEC, AAC, CCE, ‘ Sommelier. Faculty-student ratio: 1:20.

Special Programs

Culinary competitions, student-run restaurant, specialized catering, hospitality-related industry tours.

Typical Expenses

Application fee: $150. Tuition: $24,448 per academic year full-time, $382 per credit hour part-time. Program-related fees include $850 for supply kit (first quarter textbooks, cutlery, uniforms); $300 for consumables lab fee (per quarter); $150 for textbooks (per quarter).

Financial Aid

In 2005, 5 scholarships were awarded; 6 loans were granted (average loan was $10,800). Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Apartment-style housing available. Average on-campus housing cost per month: $596.66.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January, April, July, and October. Applications are accepted continuously. In 2005, 322 applied; 203 were accepted. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application and an essay.


Director of Admissions
Culinary Arts
15 South Ninth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3137
Telephone: 612-332-3361
Fax: 612-332-3934
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