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The Art Institute of Philadelphia Culinary Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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General Information
Private, coeducational, two-year college. Urban campus. Founded in 1966. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information
Offered since 1997. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 12-month diploma in baking and pastry. 18-month associate degree in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation
American Culinary Federation; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; International Association of Culinary Professionals; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Areas of Study
À la carte; baking; beverage management; controlling costs in food service; culinary French; culinary science; 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; meat cutting; menu and facilities design; nutrition; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; safety; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.

Bake shop; 5 classrooms; 3 computer laboratories; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; library; public restaurant; 2 student lounges; 4 teaching kitchens; baking kitchen.

Student Profile
400 total: 300 full-time; 100 part-time.

12 total: 8 full-time; 4 part-time. 7 are industry professionals; 5 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: Carl Deutsch, CCC, CCE; Dan D’Angelo, CEC; William J. Tillinghast, CEC, AAC; Robert Axel. Faculty-student ratio: 1:18.

Special Programs
Individualized instruction, specialization through in-house internships and externships, culinary competitions.

Typical Expenses
Application fee: $50. Tuition: $36,090 per associate degree; $14,436 for diploma. Program-related fee includes $250 for lab fees (per quarter).

Financial Aid
Program-specific awards include Pennsylvania Restaurant Association scholarships, American Culinary Federation scholarships, International Food Service Executives scholarships. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Coed and apartment-style housing available. Average on-campus housing cost per month: $600. Average off-campus housing cost per month: $600.

Application Information
Students may begin participation in January, April, July, and October. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application and letters of reference.

Larry McHugh
Director of Admissions
Culinary Arts
1622 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: 800-275-2474
Fax: 215-405-6763
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The Art Institute Of Philadelphia Culinary Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania