A career in culinary is an exciting, dynamic and fulfilling choice for people who love to cook...just like you! At the National Institute for Culinary Arts, we think that your experience should reflect that passion, from the attitude of your faculty to the zestful taste of your final senior project.
You will receive a comprehensive education taught in professionally equipped modern kitchens, where you can build essential skills while exploring the cuisines of many different cultures. We provide a solid culinary and management education in a professional atmosphere by focusing on fundamentals that build knowledge, pride, and confidence.
Each semester includes hands-on practicum study, even at the freshman level, and internships are available at a variety of sites.
The culinary arts degree programs are offered exclusively on the Beckley campus.
What can I study in culinary arts?
Available to you are B.S. and A.S.. degrees focused on such basics as cuisine preparation, food science, and business management. Some areas you will study are ice carving, nutrition, table service, advanced pastries, and bartending. These areas of study will raise your abilities above the competition.
You can also focus your studies by pursuing a concentration in baking and pastry at the associate or bachelor's level.
Build Associations Through Clubs and Competitions
You'll actively participate in local, regional, and national competitions, organizations, and clubs, including the American Culinary Federation, the National Ice Carving Association, and the Institute's own Culinary Arts Club. Start networking from your first day in class.
Prepping Butternut Squash