Culinary Institute of Virginia – Norfolk Campus

Culinary School in Norfolk VA

Culinary Institute of Virginia Norfolk

2428 Almeda Avenue – Norfolk, VA 23513

Start your culinary education in Norfolk, Virginia

If you ever thought about going to cooking school in Virginia, you’ll want to learn more about the ECPI – Culinary Institute of Virginia in Norfolk, Virginia. Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your food service career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University’s College of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia, and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

Below is some basic information about the Culinary Institute of Virginia and its programs, but if you really want to learn more, you should fill out the short questionnaire and someone will contact you to talk about how to apply, time requirements, costs and just about anything else you may need to know.

Below is some basic information about this school and its programs. We recommend you look at the information provided to see if the school is a good fit for you. If it is, fill out the short questionnaire and someone from the school will contact you to answer any other questions you may have.


ECPI – Culinary Institute of Virginia

What sets ECPI University apart?

Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum emphasizes hands-on, interactive learning in kitchen environments that replicate a professional setting, providing students a strong foundation steeped in culinary skills, management and hospitality.

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With three concentrations of study in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, and Food Service Management, ECPI University offers degrees to appeal to the aspiring food service professional. (fields vary by location)

Culinary Arts – Available as Associate (availability varies by campus)
A career in the Culinary Arts allows you to use your creative skills in creating, preparing, and serving food in various kitchen settings from restaurants, hotels, hospitals and more. In ECPI University’s Culinary Arts program, students can learn to apply a variety of cooking techniques and kitchen skills such as sanitation, food safety, and mise en place, as well as the correct use of professional cutlery and kitchen equipment.

Baking and Pastry Arts – Available as Diploma (availability varies by campus)
The objective of the Baking and Pastry Arts Degree program is to educate and train prospective bakers with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to compete for employment in the baking and pastry field. Bakers and pastry artists work in a wide variety of settings including bakeries, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels/resorts, manufacturing and contract dining facilities.

Food Service Management – Available as Bachelor’s (availability varies by campus)
The Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management degree program is dedicated to teaching the operational issues that lead to profitability in a food service operation. Students examine the food service industry from the perspective of management, expanding leadership knowledge and skills to further their careers in the hospitality industry.

Applied Nutrition – Associate

Financial Aid

Reduce your college tuition! More than $5 Million Awarded in 2013. It’s easier than you may think to find out if you qualify for one of ECPI University’s scholarships.  Contact us today for more detail on how to apply and lower your tuition!

Graduation Scholarship Fund

Fixed Tuition Pledge

Career Advancement Scholarship

High School Scholarships

Veterans – Yellow Ribbon Program

Business Partnership Programs

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.


ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs.

The Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts is accredited by the accrediting commission of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

Going to School in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk is an independent city in Hampton Roads, a harbor on Chesapeake Bay. It’s home to the largest naval base in the world, Norfolk Naval Base and is the regional educational, medical, business, financial and cultural center.

The city is known for historic sites and neighborhoods, for its association with the Navy, and for world-class cultural events. You can visit outstanding art and historical museums or attend professional theater, opera and symphony performances. You can go to the Botanical Gardens or the Zoological Park or visit the Nauticus National Maritime Center. If you prefer sports, you can watch the Norfolk Tides, an International League Baseball team, or the Norfolk Admirals play hockey.

Norfolk has always been a tourist destination, but the tourism industry has grown rapidly in recent years. Cruise ships regularly visit and depart from Norfolk and the cruise terminal is near the revitalized downtown area, which has excellent restaurants and hotels and a growing club and music scene. The increase in tourism has created a demand for skilled, trained culinary arts professionals, like the graduates of the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

How to Obtain More Information

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Below is some basic information about this school and its programs. We recommend you look at the information provided to see if the school is a good fit for you. If it is, fill out the short questionnaire and someone from the school will contact you to answer any other questions you may have.