General Information About French Culinary Institute
Today, The FCI name is legendary, as is our incomparable staff and list of graduates. Our world-class faculty includes the likes of master chefs Alain Sailhac, Jacques Pépin, André Soltner, and Jacques Torres. Star alumni including pop-icon Bobby Flay stop by regularly to give insightful and entertaining lectures. Tomorrow's culinary leaders are training here, right now. Using a rigorous, hands-on curriculum called Total ImmersionSM, instructors propel you into the workplace after just six intense months of classes or nine, if you train at night. Your training will be fast and in-depth. You'll learn not just French cooking, but instead, the building blocks of all modern Western cooking. And, you'll sharpen your skills with real-time, hands-on cooking in the middle of the action at L'Ecole, our critically-acclaimed restaurant in the heart of New York's restaurant scene. This is the incomparable experience of The French Culinary Institute at its very best. There's nothing else like it. All our programs are driven by the same passion and intensity. Our Pastry Arts curriculum is the only one in the world created by the renowned Jacques Torres. You'll master the full repertoire from breakfast pastries to desserts, and graduate ready to step into today's highest end kitchens and bakeries. Our Art of International Bread Baking course is one of the world's most highly sought career programs of its kind. Our challenging amateur courses run the gamut from wine to food writing. And in the Italian Culinary Experience, you jet to Italy to live, work and absorb the culture and language as a component of your learning at The Italian Culinary Academy. Best of all, our graduates are scooped up by top-rated restaurants right after graduation. They want the best and know they'll find them here.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Weekend/evening college
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 835 Native American 2.0 Asian 107.0 African American 33.0 Hispanic 88.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 117 Enrolled FullTime Graduates