Ranked the #1 Culinary Arts College
in the United States of America
for Three Consecutive Years
by Niche.com

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  • 1987

    Alumni Since 2001

  • $ 2,945,366

    Accumulated Grants and Scholarships for the last 2 years (Most students stay two years.)

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Your Dollar Counts

At CIL, we help students succeed in graduating.
Those who graduate with an Associate Degree earn on average nearly $500,000 more than those with a High School Degree during their lifetime career.
(NCES National Center for Education Statistic.)

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Ranked #1 Culinary Arts College By NICHE.COM 3 Years in a Row

The NICHE ranking company lists the Best Culinary Arts Colleges in the U.S. every year and ranked us NUMBER ONE IN AMERICA for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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Life-long Free Employment Support

Our student services department provides lifetime career assistance including support with resumé writing and interview skills for job placement.
Most of our graduates find employment before graduation.

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Training 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 our school, which teaches a variety of international cuisines in addition to French Cooking, Baking & Pastry and Hospitality Restaurant Management.

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Le Bistro

CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® proudly hosts a gourmet restaurant, Le Bistro, nestled at the heart of the institute.
Le Bistro offers our best students the opportunity to experience the front and back of the house practices for many types of banquets and special events.

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International Chefs

Get technical guidance from our full time chefs who average at least 15 years of experience in the industry, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Our goal is for you to have close supervision from the same chef for each of your 10-week term levels.

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Flexible Scheduling and Small Class Size

CIL is dedicated to a low student - teacher ratio with an average of 12-1 in kitchen labs.
Classes meet for 4 hrs 45 min Monday - Thursday with an option between Morning, Afternoon, or Evening shift.
Most academics classes are online or face to face on request.

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Well Connect

Well Connect offers, at no cost to the student, 1 on 1 healthcare guidance through educational resources, assistance finding healthcare providers, and to connect students and their families with the most resources available.

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Maximize Your Time

Most of the student’s time in the kitchen lab is hands-on, enabling them to better memorize the feats of skill.
This intense practice helps students master over 320 recipes and skills.
Our stewards take care of cleaning pots and pans.

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A Legendary Name for Your Culinary Arts College

For three generations, the LENOTRE® name has been internationally recognized for stellar cuisine and pastry.
The Culinary Institute Lenotre is not just the founder and the president’s name - it is a student’s passport to success.

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