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JNA Institute of Culinary Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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General Information
Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1988. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

Program Information
Offered since 1988. Program calendar is divided into quarters, ten-week cycles. 30-week diploma in specialized food service management. 30-week diploma in food service training/professional cooking. 60-week associate degree in culinary arts/restaurant management.

Program Affiliation
American Culinary Federation; Foodservice Educators Network International; International Food Service Executives Association; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Areas of Study
Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; 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; meal planning; meat cutting; 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; cafeteria; catering service; 4 classrooms; computer laboratory; demonstration laboratory; food production kitchen; learning resource center; lecture room; library; public restaurant; student lounge; teaching kitchen.

Student Profile
80 total: 74 full-time; 6 part-time.

10 total: 7 full-time; 3 part-time. 10 are industry professionals. Prominent faculty: Joseph DiGironimo, CFE, FMP; Michael DeLuca, FMP; Roland Pasche; Michael Gilletto, MCFE, FMP. Faculty-student ratio: 1:12.

Special Programs
Paid externships, student clubs (wine club, culinary club), culinary competitions.

Typical Expenses
Tuition: $7000 per diploma; $14,000 per degree full-time, $150 per credit part-time. Program-related fees include $75 for registration; $115 for knives.

Financial Aid
In 2004, 1 scholarship was awarded (award was $5000); 51 loans were granted (average loan was $3000). Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Average off-campus housing cost per month: $650.

Application Information
Students may begin participation in January, April, July, and October. Applications are accepted continuously. In 2004, 110 applied; 86 were accepted. Applicants must submit a formal application and schedule an interview or provide letters of reference.

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Darrence DuBose
Admissions Department
1212 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Telephone: 215-468-8800
Fax: 215-468-8838
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JNA Institute Of Culinary Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania