Issue # 14 – Culinary to Learn

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to become a chef? Or even a head chef and own your own restaurant? Well, maybe culinary school is the place for you!

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The International Culinary Academy atThe Art Institute is one of the top culinary arts schools in the world and has many different courses in the field of culinary arts. The programs at ICA teach general education courses that reinforce their culinary arts training.


 

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In 2006, The International Culinary Academy built a restaurant (Opus 2) on the AI campus where students can receive hands on training and get a feel for what it is really like to work behind the scenes in professional kitchen. Circles Magazine visited Opus while they were getting ready for a special event for the wives and children of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers. Although it only seats 36 guests at time, Opus has a relaxing atmosphere and offers the customer a great experience. They even have a self-playing grand piano to make the occasion more elegant.

Northwest Career and Technical Academy is a nine-month magnet school of the Clark County School District NCTA prepares students for Culinary Colleges in the Las Vegas area by teaching classes that deal with how the kitchen works and basic cooking skills, along with basic management classes so you get a good picture of the career paths that you can take. Le Cordon Bleu in Summerlin opened in 2003.

The students at LCB benefit from smaller class sizes and more concentrated learning. They also receive 1 on 1 training from the instructors. One of the things they specialize in is the practical application of global cuisine. The Culinary Arts offers many different career paths and can be very rewarding. Especially when you get to see the reaction of people enjoying the wonderful creations you have made.

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