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The Art Institute of Dallas Dallas, Texas

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Generic Info

This is a private, co-ed, two-year college with an urban campus. It was founded in 1978 and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

Offered since 1999. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 5-quarter certificate in culinary arts. 7-quarter associate degree in restaurant and catering management. 7-quarter associate degree in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; American Institute of Wine & Food.

Areas of Study

Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; 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; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Bake shop; catering service; classroom; computer laboratory; food production kitchen; garden; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; lecture room; library; public restaurant; snack shop; student lounge; 3 teaching kitchens.

Typical Student Profile

297 total: 247 full-time; 50 part-time.

Special Programs

Yearly opportunities to travel outside the U.S., culinary competitions.

Financial Aid

Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Apartment-style housing available.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January, April, July, and October. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application, an essay, school transcripts, and take ASSET Test.



Director of Admissions
Two North Park East
8080 Park Lane
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75231
Telephone: 800-275-4243
Fax: 214-692-8080
World Wide Web:


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The Art Institute Of Dallas Dallas, Texas