Culinary Institute Lenotre ranked “America’s Top 22 Culinary Schools”


Culinary Institute Lenotre ranked “America’s Top 22 Culinary Schools”

Houston – On May 2017, Culinary Institute Lenotre (CIL) was named “America’s Top 22 Culinary Schools” by the highly respected FSR magazine amongst more than 1000 competing schools in the country.

FSR Magazine stated that they researched and identified 22 top schools amongst 1,000 institutions and educational programs based on criteria such as ratio of hands-on classes in the overall curriculum, qualifications of chef instructors, longevity, graduation rate, employment rate, opportunities for career, recognition within  the industry, campus life,  accreditations, satisfaction of students and alumni…

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, CIL has the best employment rate amongst culinary schools in Texas and entertains strong ties to leaders in the industry and alumni who are excelling in foodservice.

FSR reported that like CIL, the top schools on the list have highly regarded full-service restaurants that are staffed by culinary program students and open to the public. Intensive off-campus experience through internships and externships is also part of the career preparation provided by the top-ranked schools selected by the magazine. CIL includes a 10 weeks practicum for all of its programs and students who qualify can complete their internships in France or in the best restaurants around the world. Class size and instructor accessibility were also considered when choosing the top schools. CIL rates excellent in this area with a 1:12 teacher/students ratio.

“At the Culinary Institute LeNôtre, curriculum focuses on hands-on learning and students’ options include working in an on-site gourmet restaurant, Le Bistro, an organic garden, and a summer externship to France. Chef instructors have a minimum of 10 years’ experience and the average ratio is 12 students per chef instructor in the kitchen labs. “Said Connie Gentry, FSR magazine’s reporter.

This ranking is a great achievement for Culinary Institute Lenotre who is the only French-owned culinary institute in the USA and the only dedicated culinary school in Houston. This recognition highlights CIL’s culinary excellence and attests its position as a leading culinary institution in the USA, offering one of the best programs in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts and Hospitality Management.


Source: FSR Magazine

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