Alumni
Culinary Institute Lenotre® is incredibly proud of its alumni and their accomplishments. From responsibilities in acclaimed restaurant groups to luxury hotels, to opening their own businesses or becoming personal chefs, our alumni continue to be extremely successful on the job market! Proof is, our employment rate is one of the best in the country.
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Alumni Owned Businesses
Our students and graduates are also proud owners of fine cuisine and pastry establishments including most recently Prego Restaurant, Drew’s Pastry Place (Drew Rogers), Ganache Dessert Bar (Michael Jones), Bite Macarons (Sandia Horng), Malone’s Deli (Raymond Malone), Oui Desserts (Jennifer Ramos), and Lady Luck Catering(Lauren McMullen). Keep an eye out and find our proud alumni driving their food trucks like recent owner of The Bird (Carvis Turner) or for Harbor’s Cajun Station (Sherjan Harbor).

Recently Opened Alumni Owned Businesses
Alumni Success Stories
The focus of CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® (CIL) is to train the future chefs of the world. There can be no second best with a name like LENOTRE®  . That is why so many talented, hard-working individuals join this training program for student chefs and make CIL proud. Check out some of our alumni success stories below.
Top Employers
Graduates of the CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® continue with their passion right after culinary school. They find work at the finest restaurants and hospitality establishments such as the River Oaks Country Club, Pine Forest Country Club (Melissa Rapp), Celebrity Cupcakes (Amy Cabrera), Crescent Moon Wine Bar and Restaurant (Patricia Alvarez-Burdette), Uchi, The Houston Country Club, Shade, Bayou Country Club, L’Etoile, Brasserie 19, and Norwegian Cruise Line® (Chad Gearhart), Ibiza, Heights General Store (James Sawka), Backstreet Cafe (Kristi Courtney), Urban Kitchen (Mike Byant), Central Market (Valerie Bedford), Allo French Rotisserie (Ivan Rodriguez), Embassy Suites (Rosalyn Braggs), Michael’s Cookie Jar (Ines Pineda), Kids R Kids (Nicky Moore), and Cupcake Cowgirls (Chloe Bancroft), Exxon Group (Young Mi Kim), Underbelly and The Pass and Provision.

Our students and graduates are also proud owners of fine cuisine and pastry establishments including most recently Prego Restaurant, Drew’s Pastry Place (Drew Rogers), Ganache Dessert Bar (Michael Jones),Bite Macarons (Sandia Horng), Malone’s Deli (Raymond Malone), and Oui Desserts (Jennifer Ramos).
Also keep an eye out and find
Our proud alumni driving their food trucks
Like recent owner of The Bird (Carvis Turner).
Other Distinguished Alumni:

Ski Resort – John Swearingin
Houston I.S.D.  – Michael Mendivil
Cooking Connection – Melva Elkins
Morrison Food Service – Jonathan Grover
My Sugar Tooth – Shirley Muse
BTG 670 (Food Truck) – Michael Gabriel
Sensational Seafood Catering – Cassandra Dotson
Gigi’s – Jaclyn Gutierrez

*Findings based on reports from the Texas Workforce Commission: https://twc.texas.gov/
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