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Culinary Institute of VA

About Culinary Institute of VA

College of Culinary Arts

Welcome to the Culinary Institute of Virginia, ECPI University’s College of Culinary Arts. Here, you study alongside professional chefs who can help turn your passion into a profession. Our degree programs in culinary arts and food service management can provide the education you need to compete in today’s workplace.

Curriculum for the Real World

Culinary Institute of Virginia is focused on providing the most up-to-date and relevant curriculum available in the competitive field of food service. Our faculty is comprised of culinary professionals who have worked in fine dining establishments, national chains, convention centers, resorts, and managed large industrial operations.

It is our mission to help you develop a strong educational foundation steeped in culinary skills, management, and hospitality. From there, you can learn how to blend food science with culinary techniques, and presentation skills to create dishes that will dazzle and amaze.

Accelerated Education

Cooking in a classroom is exciting. Cooking as professional is more exciting. That’s why you won’t spend years on end waiting for that big day. With our year-round, accelerated program, you can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in just 2.5 years or an Associate’s Degree in 1.5 years.

Help When You Need It

At Culinary Institute of Virginia, classes are small so you have more than enough time to ask questions and faculty members are always available to provide additional help before and after class.

"What Are You Waiting For?"

Culinary Arts

A career in the Culinary Arts allows you to use your creative skills in creating, preparing, and serving food in various kitchen settings from restaurants, hotels, hospitals and more. In ECPI University's Culinary Arts program, students can learn to apply a variety of cooking techniques and kitchen skills such as sanitation, food safety, and mise en place, as well as the correct use of professional cutlery and kitchen equipment.


ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs.


For information on ECPI programs' success, cost, and other important facts, see

Campus Locations

Newport News, VA

11850 Merchants Walk Suite 100

Newport News,


Norfolk, VA

2428 Almeda Avenue




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