1. A LEGENDARY NAME FOR YOUR CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
For three generations, the Lenôtre™ name has been
internationally recognized for stellar cuisine
and pastry. At our culinary institute, Lenôtre is not
just the founder and the president’s name – it is
your passport to success. To honor that tradition,
we provide you with an experience of cutting-age
2. YOUR DOLLAR COUNTS
Your culinary success means financial success. In
2017, qualifying students took advantage of over
$1,625,420 of scholarships. We are a one-location,
employee-owned school. We put your money where
it belongs: fine ingredients, dedicated faculty and
full-time, top-notch chefs.
3. MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME
Most of your time in the kitchen lab training is
hands-on, enabling you to better memorize the
feats of skill.This intense hands-on practice
helps you master over 320 recipes and skills.
You also don’t have to clean pots and pans!
4. SMALL CLASS SIZES
CIL is dedicated to a low student-teacher
ratio average of 12 to 1 in kitchen labs.
Small classes will help you learn effectively
allowing more individual attention
from your chef instructors.
5. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING
We offer four Diplomas, three Associate of Applied
Science Degrees and five electives options including
LeNôtre Sommelier, Hotel, Restaurant Management
and Artistic Skills of Pastry Décor. Choose between
morning, afternoon or evening shifts. Lab classes meet
for 4 ½ hours per day, Monday through Thursday,
leaving your weekends open.
6. INTERNATIONAL CHEFS
Get technical guidance with close supervision by Executive Chefs
averaging at least 20 of experience in upscale restaurants or pastry and
baking shops. Our chef-instructors are full time and CIL stockholders.
You will have the same chef for each of your 10-week term levels.
7. LE BISTRO
CIL proudly hosts a gourmet, award-winning Bistro nestled
at the heart of the institute, Le Bistro. The restaurant
offers qualified LeNôtre™ students the opportunity to
experience the profession through internships or
practicum gaining the experience and practice at
real-time restaurant speed.
8. WORLD CUISINE / TRAIN YOUR TASTE BUDS
Students from every class present their dishes to a school audience
twice a week and share a seated complimentary meal together.
This community experience is unique to CIL, which teaches a variety of
international cuisines in addition to French cooking and baking.
9. EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT
Our student Career Services provides lifetime career assistance, including
support with resumé writing, interview skills and internship and job placement.
An average of 94% of our graduates found jobs before graduation.
10. EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
CIL facilitates externships to France for Associate Degree honor
students who qualify. Students have a chance to work in an
upscale restaurant and receive a certificate of achievement to boost
their confidence and crown their resumé.
“This team of chef-instructors
makes this culinary school second to none in the U.S.A.”
— Chef Charles Carroll CEC, AAC, Seven-time Culinary Olympian,
Award-Winning Author and Executive Chef, River Oaks Country Club