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Yorktowne Business Institute School Of Culinary Arts York, Pennsylvania

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General Information
Private, coeducational, two-year college. Small-town setting. Founded in 1976. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information
Offered since 1998. Program calendar is divided into trimesters. 12-month diploma in professional baking and pastry. 12-month diploma in food service. 16-month associate degree in culinary arts. 6-week certificate in professional bartending.

Program Affiliation
American Culinary Federation; American Hotel and Lodging Association; National Restaurant Association; Pennsylvania Restaurant Association.

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.

Facilities
7 classrooms; 4 computer laboratories; 2 demonstration laboratories; 4 food production kitchens; garden; gourmet dining room; 3 learning resource centers; 2 lecture rooms; 2 libraries; public restaurant; student lounge; 4 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile
124 full-time. 69 are under 25 years old; 39 are between 25 and 44 years old; 16 are over 44 years old.

Faculty
9 total: 6 full-time; 3 part-time. 9 are industry professionals; 3 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: David Haynes, CEC. Faculty-student ratio: 1:10.

Special Programs
6-week externship (including European locations), culinary competitions, participation in student-run restaurant.

Typical Expenses
Application fee: $55. Tuition: $13,068 per baking and pastry 12-month diploma; $26,841 for culinary arts 16-month degree. Program-related fees include $500 for tool kit; $500 for facility fee; $195 for uniforms.

Financial Aid
Program-specific awards include institutional grants. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Housing
Average off-campus housing cost per month: $600.

Application Information
Students may begin participation in February, June, and October. Application deadline for fall is October 1. Application deadline for spring is February 1. Application deadline for summer is May 15. In 2005, 152 applied; 135 were accepted. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application and take entrance exam.

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Contact
Jane Regan
Director of Admissions
School of Culinary Arts
West 7th Avenue
York, PA 17404
Telephone: 800-840-1004
Fax: 717-848-4584
E-mail: info@ybi.edu
World Wide Web: http://www.yorkchef.com.
 

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