Our Story

You’ve found your proving ground.

We’ve been expecting you.

You’re here for a reason. You know you belong with others who share your passion for creativity. You want to be pushed to be your very best, and you want the skills to start a career doing what you love. You’re ready to be bold. Take risks. And most of all, work hard.
The videos below offer a sense of who we are and what we believe.

Welcome

This short video sets the tone for everything that follows. So take a look, and get a glimpse of your future.

It’s hard in here because it’s hard out there.

To succeed in the real world of creativity, you need an education that’s just as real. And just as demanding. It won’t be easy. But as you’ll see, it’s all about setting you apart from the competition and making your transition from student to professional as seamless as possible.


Faculty who inspire and challenge you.

Not just teachers, but mentors. Not just theory, but practice. Our instructors share their real-world, hands-on knowledge. They’re out there doing what they love—and they’re right here doing everything they can to prepare you to lead.


Find your tribe.

You knew you weren’t alone in your passion for creativity. Now you know where to find classrooms full of people who share your commitment, goals, and love of ideas.


Collaborate and network with other students.

You’ll work as part of a team here—because that’s how it works out there. And you won’t just collaborate with students from your own field. It takes all kinds of talent to bring a vision to life.


Learn from past students: Our culinary alumni.

They’re James Beard winners. They own top-rated restaurants, create amazing dishes, and are building impressive careers. When these Culinary grads look back on how they got where they are, they talk about starting with the basics and giving it their all.