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3725 Airport Blvd, Suite 165 – Mobile, AL 36606
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Finding the right cooking school that meets your needs is the first step to an incredible new career in the field of Culinary Arts. Yes, a good culinary school is lots of work and once you graduate the hard work continues.
However, becoming a professional chef has its rewards too. Right now there is a huge demand for well-trained cooks as America has a newfound attraction to “celebrity” chefs.
Below is some basic information about the Virginia College Culinary Programs. It should help you decide if this is a school to consider. If it does make your list of possible choices, I suggest you click on the “Find Schools” button, fill out the short questionnaire and a representative from the school will contact you to answer all your questions in detail, fill you in on costs and financial aid and explain the next steps to apply.
About Culinard – The Culinary Institute of Virginia College
The Culinard is a private institute that is affiliated with the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. As part of their mission statement they say, “a place where students seek not to simply develop a taste for the finest cuisine, but a taste for success.”
The school has a team of dedicated faculty, led by Dean of Culinard Antony Osborne and includes a collection of professionals to offer you one of the most comprehensive culinary instruction and training programs available.
Culinary Arts – Diploma
Designed to provide you with a complete education in culinary arts so you can find an entry-level job in the food industry upon graduation. The program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation and provides hands on realistic training. You will receive a solid background of practical training in various culinary courses including fundamental, intermediate and advanced food production skills, baking skill, garde manager and mixology.
Pastry Arts Diploma
Designed to give you a diversified education in the field of pastry arts. By using a hands on approach, you will learn the practical training necessary to work in the pastry service industry. Besides learning the fundamental skills and intermediate & advanced pastry production, you will be trained in several aspects of food service management.
Culinary Arts Career Services
The intensive 36-week culinary arts program at Culinard is designed to prepare students for careers in restaurants, hotels, resorts, casinos, cruise ships, catering companies, hospitals and many other places where a love of cooking and the proper training can take them.
Culinary Arts Associate Degree (Online)
Designed for students who already have formal training in culinary skills at a post-secondary level but who want an associate degree and a broader skill base in order to increase opportunities for employment and advancement. The program offers a broad, practical curriculum and real-world instruction using convenient, on-line classes that give students the education they need for a successful career in the culinary arts.
Note: This program is offered in the online format but to qualify for admission, candidates must have successfully completed a diploma program that offers training in cooking and kitchen skills comparable to the one offered by Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. Prospective students should speak with an Admissions Associate to determine acceptability of earned credits or degrees from other institutions.
Culinard/Virginia College is a senior college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation and follows the guidelines prescribed by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.
The American Culinary Federation, Inc, (ACF) is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America, with more than 230 chapters nationwide and 19,000 members.
Financial aid is available to students who qualify. The Financial Planning department at Culinard is prepared to assist you with any questions you might have.
Known for their creative and innovative methods of instruction, the faculty and staff at Culinard – The Culinary Institute of Virginia College are world-class chefs in their own right. In addition to small class sizes, students will gain real-world insight via hands-on training.
Culinard – The Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Richmond, VA is conveniently located at 7112 Midlothian Turnpike. In addition to state of the art kitchens, students benefit from hands-on instruction in real-world environments.
Going to School in Mobile, AL
Originally inhabited by the Muskhogean Native American people, the city of Mobile has a rich and diverse history. Joining the United States in 1813, Mobile left the United States with Alabama in 1861, and rejoined the U.S. in 1865. Throughout its history, Mobile has also been a colony for France, Britain, and Spain. This varied history is evident in the diverse population that occupies Mobile today.
Home to the only seaport in Alabama, The Port of Mobile is the 11th largest in the United States. In addition to the business that the port draws, the Mobile Bay also offers residents of Mobile access to fresh seafood, and a growing cruise terminal. Other offerings of the city include 11 world-class golf courses, and several historic districts featuring antebellum architecture.
While New Orleans might receive all the attention during Mardi-Gras, the city of Mobile has the oldest organized Carnival/Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States. Each year, the festival takes over the city, with parades, formal masquerade balls, and other festivities attracting visitors from around the world.
Home to the Mobile Opera, the Mobile Ballet, and the Mobile Symphony, the city of Mobile has a rich and diverse arts community. Also located within the city is the Mobile Museum of Art, which is home to several Non-Western, American, European and Decorative Arts collections. On a different note, another popular historic attraction is Battleship Memorial Park, which is home to the USS Drum, and the USS Alabama.
A great place to live and go to school, you’ll love Mobile, AL!
If you are interested in any of these programs and would like to find out more, please request information from Culinard – Mobile, AL.