The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington DC

The Art Institute of Washington Culinary Schools


The Art Institute of Washington

 1820 N Fort Myer Dr. – Arlington, VA 22209

Start your culinary school education in Arlington, Virginia

If you ever thought about going to cooking school in the Washington, DC metro area, you’ll want to learn more about The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington.

Below is some basic information about The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington 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.

Why Choose The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington

You will be trained classically learning the principles of the great French chef Escoffier and bu

ilding on those skills to understand today’s cuisine. Your instructors are Chefs who have worked in the culinary industry and are there to help you become successful.

Your education will include lectures, classroom demos, field trips, externships, classroom training but most importantly of all, hands on training.

Once you graduate, you will have the skills to enter the job market at an entry level position as a line cook, assistant pastry chef, catering cook or one of the other in demand positions in the culinary world.

Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia*

Programs of Study

Associate of Arts degree in Culinary Arts: This degree program builds on the material covered in the certificate course and through knowledgeable instruction gives the student a foundation in hand and knife skills as well as a more in-depth study of baking and pastry preparation.

The student will also learn about pantry cooking, American and international cuisines. There is a focus on the development of presentation, teamwork, and time management skills. Instructors will also give an advanced course in food preparation that will also you to create delicious dishes from even the most basic ingredients. Graduates from this program will be able to join the food service industry in entry-level positions such as line cook, prep cook and first cook in food service facilities such as hotels the world over.

Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts – Baking & Pastry Program – combination program combining hands baking with an emphasis on pastry and bread making with business skills and critical thinking.

Diploma in Culinary Arts: This is a diploma program that provides students with a basic foundation in such areas as cooking techniques, baking, sanitation and a basic introduction to professional kitchen appliances. Upon receiving the certificate the student has the opportunity to further their training to a diploma status with a course in regional American cuisine and nutrition under the tutelage of seasoned instructors in a practical hands-on environment. This education is geared to give graduates the skills necessary to enter the food service industry in entry-level positions such as line cook, prep cook and catering assistant.

Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts Management: You’ll be focusing on what it takes to manage a kitchen, restaurant, or catering operation. You’ll study communications, training, leadership, management, accounting, marketing, financial management, and employee relations. As a graduate, you’re prepared to seek entry-level employment such as restaurant manager or catering manager in restaurants, hospitals, cruise ships, and banquet facilities

Associate of Arts degree in Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management:This 7-quarter program prepares students for entry-level positions in careers such as: beverage/bar manager, assistant banquet manager, assistant food & beverage director, entrepreneur, importer and more. Students learn about the culinary and management skills necessary for beverage managers while also learning about cost control, purchasing, food and wine pairings, non-alcoholic drinks, event management and more.

Diploma in Baking & Pastry: This hands-on diploma program teaches students the fundamental techniques, skills and industry practices in baking and pastry arts. Students learn modern techniques to traditional industry standards and are prepared for entry-level employment for careers such as pastry cooks, entry-level bakers, entry-level prep cooks, entry-level line cooks and more.

Going to School in Metro Washington DC

Located in Arlington, Virginia, The Art Institute of Washington is situated near the capital of the United States. There are countless opportunities to escape the culinary world by exploring national monuments, cultural and ethnic centers, a number of outdoor biking and hiking trails, and a hopping nightlife.

Shopping and business opportunities are diverse, and many graduates move on to take advantage of the area’s professional culinary options.