— Chef Charles Carroll CEC, AAC, Seven-time Culinary Olympian, Award-Winning Author and Executive Chef, River Oaks Country Club
The NICHE ranking company lists the best culinary arts colleges in the U.S. every year and ranked us #1 in America for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Our student services department provides career assistance including support with resumé writing and interview skills for job placement.
Students from every class present their dishes to a school audience once 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 and Pastry, and Hospitality and Restaurant Management.
The CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® location in Houston, proudly hosts 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.
Get technical guidance from our full time chefs who average many 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.
CIL is dedicated to a low student-teacher ratio with an average of 12-1 in kitchen labs.
Classes meet for 4 hours and 45 minutes Monday to Thursday and you can choose the morning, afternoon or evening shift.
Most academics classes are hybrid-online classes or face-to-face on request.
This is a Complimentary Concierge Service where students and their families, at no cost to the student, can connect with specialists who help with establishing relationships with healthcare providers to solve life concerns. WellConnect offers trusted one-on-one healthcare guidance through connections specialists, educational resources and assistance finding healthcare providers.
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.
At CIL we will 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 diploma during their lifetime career. ($11,000 more per year)
NCES National Center for Education Statistic.
For three generations, the LENOTRE® name has been internationally recognized for stellar cuisine and pastry.
The CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® college is not just a legendary name; it’s a student’s passport for a successful career.