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The Art Institute of Seattle Culinary Arts Program Seattle, Washington

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General Information

Private, coeducational, two-year college. Urban campus. Founded in 1982. Accredited by Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Program Information

Offered since 1996. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 1-year diploma in the art of cooking. 1-year diploma in baking and pastry. 2-year associate degree in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Areas of Study

Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; 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; patisserie; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Bake shop; 3 food production kitchens; garden; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; 2 lecture rooms; library; public restaurant; 2 student lounges; 4 teaching kitchens.

Typical Student Profile

313 full-time.

Special Programs

Day tours to Pike Place Market, culinary competitions, student-run school herb and vegetable garden.

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 and an essay.



Director of Admissions
Culinary Arts Program
2323 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
Telephone: 206-448-6600
Fax: 206-269-0275
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The Art Institute Of Seattle Culinary Arts Program Seattle, Washington