LENOTRE® Culinary Arts
Diploma Programs
Elite Diplôme in Culinary Arts The Elite Diplôme in Culinary Arts combines the Elite Diplôme de Cuisine (Fundamentals of Cuisine part I and II, Master Chefs and International Cuisine) with 10 weeks of Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry. REQUEST MORE INFO The training also includes a 10 week Practicum period. This program is carefully designed either for students wanting to begin their culinary journey or for industry professionals who would like to retrain. In a little as 60 weeks, you will learn traditional cooking techniques and modern innovations in global cuisine. REQUEST MORE INFO You will be introduced to the history and recipes of many notable chefs preparing full scope of menu items. With the diploma programs, you will spend the majority of your time cooking in a professional kitchen with guidance from caring, experienced chef educators. REQUEST MORE INFO Elite Diplôme de Cuisine The Elite Diplôme de Cuisine program is carefully designed for beginners with little or no skills. In 50 weeks, you will be introduced to classic and innovative French, Italian, Regional American, Asian (including sushi), and spa cuisines. REQUEST MORE INFO You will learn techniques of garde manger, rotisserie, sauces, stocks, charcuterie, plating, buffet, cooking in low and high temperatures, smoking and curing, and will also learn how to accomplish advanced techniques and skills in innovative ways of cooking such as “sous vide”. REQUEST MORE INFO You will gain valuable experience through a 10 week Practicum at either Culinary Institute LENOTRE’s™ Restaurant (Le Bistro) or an external establishment. There are opportunities to do externships in France, if qualified. REQUEST MORE INFO

About this Program
10 weeks of Practicum.
Time to complete the program in regular schedule: 
Elite Diplôme in Culinary Arts: 60 weeks.
Elite Diplôme de Cuisine – 50 weeks.
Full time schedule: Four hours a day, Four days a week.
Three shifts to choose from: Morning, Afternoon and Evening Class
Two Shifts for Academic Classes 
Elite Diplôme in Culinary Arts
Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 1
Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 2
Master Chefs Level 3
International Cuisine Level 4
Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry Level 1
Elite Diplôme de Cuisine
Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 1
Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 2
Master Chefs Level 3
International Cuisine Level 4

In developing this curriculum The CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® has been guided by the standards articulated by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the American Culinary Federation (ACF), two major professional accrediting agencies for culinary arts programs. This curriculum is in full compliance with both sets of standards.
All of our programs are usually less expensive than in other private colleges, but most importantly, more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. We also have plenty of helpful scholarships too. Until we know more about your career goals and the program that best fits your needs it could be misleading to give you a price at this point (with our specialty options you have 11 prices to choose from). However, you may also use our financial net price calculator to estimate the cost of attendance.

Please complete the contact form, or better yet, call us at 1-(888)LENOTRE™ (536-6873) to find out how you can get more educational value for your dollar.

If you qualify, Financial Aid, various grants and scholarships considerably reduce the tuition cost. Participate in our free scholarship workshops to learn about scholarships you may qualify for.

Alicia Orellana
Manager of Admissions

CIL offers lifetime job assistance to its Students and Alumni. CIL has one of the highest Job Placement rate among Culinary Schools in Texas according to the Texas Workshop Commission.*
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