Culinary Arts Diploma

About this Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts Program will train you in classic culinary techniques using modern technology and drawing on the latest trends in global cuisine.

10 weeks of practicum
Elite Diplôme in Culinary Arts: 60-week program
Elite Diplôme de Cuisine: 50-week program
Full time schedule: four hours a day, four days a week
Three shifts to choose from: morning, afternoon and evening classes
Two shifts for academic classes

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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
Practicum

Elite Diplôme de Cuisine
Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 1
Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 2
Master Chefs Level 3
International Cuisine Level 4
Practicum

In developing this curriculum CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® has been guided by the standards articulated by the 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.

Healthy Cuisine

In this course, students are introduced to the reasons for and the inner workings of diets related to chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and obesity. The curriculum includes essential techniques of sous-vide, gluten free, vegetarian (lactic and ovo) and vegan/plant based diets. Students’ comprehension of these diets will include how to plan and execute the necessary recipes and menus, including desserts.

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 scholarships.

Use our financial net price calculator to estimate the cost of attendance.

If you qualify, financial aid, various grants and scholarships considerably reduce the tuition cost. Participate in our free financial aid workshops to learn about what options may be available to you.

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CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® offers lifetime job assistance to its students and alumni.

The college has one of the highest job placement rates among culinary schools in Texas according to the Texas Workshop Commission.

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.

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.

You will be introduced to the history and recipes of many notable chefs and prepare the 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.

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.

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.”

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.

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