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6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328-1649   |    1.770.394.8300

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-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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Creations Restaurant

Creations Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta. The restaurant serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the supervision of chefs and instructors, students create dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Creations Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience.

For reservations and additional information, call 770.394.8300.

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The Art Institute of Atlanta Interior Design Department Student Organization IIDA Award Winners The Art Institute of Atlanta Interior Design Department Student Organization IIDA Award Winners

(Atlanta, April 2015)   The Art Institute of Atlanta Interior Design Department Student Organization International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Campus Center was awarded three of the five designated categories by the International Interior Design Association.  The awarded categories included:  “2015 Chapter of the Year” award, "Excellence in Membership Marketing and Recruitment" award and "Most Valuable Volunteer (MVV)" (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design student Mashika Gallo) award. 

The Campus Center Awards recognize outstanding achievement to encourage IIDA Campus Centers to develop and maintain excellence in their work to enhance the Interior Design profession.  The student chapter will receive a cash award gift card for use for future campus center chapter events.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA30328-1649. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/322 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Interior Design Students Create a Room for The Atlanta Symphonies Design Showcase Interior Design Students Create a Room for The Atlanta Symphonies Design Showcase

A team of 20 Interior Design students from The Art Institute of Atlanta designed the recreation room for the Atlanta Symphonies Design Showcase, their biggest fundraiser of the year.  The design will be displayed through May 10 at the 2015 Decorators’ show House & Gardens. The students designed the room and set up boards on Pinterest for comments.  

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote an article on the project and it can be viewed here:   http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/home/board-games-bold-artwork-in-show-house-recreation-/nkz67/.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA30328-1649. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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Comfort Foods + Good Health? Yes! Comfort Foods + Good Health? Yes!

Comfort foods remind us of home, warmth and family; they are often simple, everyday foods we had as children. Eric Watson, dean of academic affairs at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, and a professional chef, says, "When people are looking for comfort foods, it is not just about the food, but about how they feel and the general need to be comfortable and relaxed."

Comfort foods tend to be hearty, cold-weather dishes based on meats, cheeses and carbohydrates – all of which can pack on the pounds. But even if you’re trying to reduce that holiday bulge, you can still enjoy your favorite comfort foods. Just make them healthier!

Chef Jim Gallivan, department chair of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta, offers these ten tips.

  • Choose whole grains over refined: brown rice, whole grain bread, whole grain pasta instead of white rice, white bread or standard pasta. Whole grains digest more slowly, providing longer-lasting energy.
  • Use small amounts of olive oil instead of butter on grains or vegetables, and to sauté. A non-aerosol spray bottle can help use oil sparingly.
  • Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products: skim or one-percent milk, low-fat or fat-free yogurts, sour cream and cheeses – and reduce the amount.
  • Choose Canadian bacon or lean ham over bacon, wild-caught, fresh or water-packed tuna or salmon over oil-packed tuna or salmon, chicken and turkey sausage over pork sausage and lean ground turkey and beef over high-fat options.
  • Use herbs, flavored powders (like garlic powder), citrus (like lemon juice) and heat (like red pepper or hot sauces) over extra salt.
  • Instead of frying, bake, roast or grill using a rub or marinade.
  • Use fresh or frozen vegetables over canned. Remember that frozen vegetables are harvested at peak season and usually flash-frozen, making them superior in flavor and nutrients to off-season fresh ones.
  • Use vegetables and legumes, like chick peas or black beans, to make a dish more hearty. When making a legume soup, puree some for thickness and body, and leave some whole for texture and interest.
  • Feature fresh, seasonal fruits and berries in desserts. The natural sweetness means you can reduce added sweetening.
  • Remember – using low-fat or fat-free dairy products, olive oil, whole grains or lean meats doesn’t mean unlimited portions!

"Dishes like lasagna, chili, macaroni 'n' cheese and apple pie have the power to comfort us," says Chef John Maxwell, academic director of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design. "But with some adjustments, these foods can also sustain good health."


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Bow Wow Chow! How to Make Easy, Healthy Treats for Your Dog at Home Bow Wow Chow! How to Make Easy, Healthy Treats for Your Dog at Home

According to the American Pet Products Association’s most recent survey, 62 percent of U.S. households include a pet – and 78.2 million of those pets are dogs. Dog lovers want good nutrition and flavor to ensure happy, healthy animal members of the family.

Today, professional chefs are creating delicious, healthy foods and treats for dogs as well as people. Says Chef Jim Gallivan, department chair of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Atlanta, “Understanding nutrition for dogs – and how it differs from what is right for humans – is key.” Here are some tips to ensure a healthy diet for your canine friend.

  • Provide the right balance of fats, minerals, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, and – especially during the summer months – lots of water.
  • Understand that the right balance for dogs is different from what’s right for humans. Dogs have different dental capabilities and a shorter digestive tract so foods need to be able to be processed quickly.
  • Avoid foods toxic to dogs, including chocolate, onions, garlic, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, avocados, caffeine and fruit seeds.

Dogs love treats, but be sure you don’t undermine your dog’s healthy diet with the wrong treats. “One way to ensure an overall healthy diet for our dogs,” says Chef Gallivan, “is to prepare dog treats at home from healthy ingredients. And it’s not very difficult.”

These easy recipes for healthy dog treats were created by chefs at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. For instance, Chef Gallivan prepares “Pup-sicles” in the summer for his dog, Cammie (short for Camembert). They take only a few minutes to make and your dog is sure to rank Pup-sicles high on the list of favorite treats, just as Cammie does.

Cammie’s Pup-sicles
3 cups plain yogurt
1 ripe banana
1 cup smooth peanut butter (Cammie prefers Reese’s)
1 Tbl honey

  1. Puree all of the above until smooth in texture with a food processor or blender.
  2. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
  3. Pop one out and reward your best canine friend.

Chef Richard Matthews, a Culinary Arts faculty member at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, adapted this recipe from his sister. Since it bakes in the microwave, it’s a great summer recipe.

Homemade Dog Treats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
¾ cup beef or chicken Broth, plus ¼ cup to adjust consistency

  1. Combine all dry ingredients and 3/4 cup of broth.
  2. Mix until it forms a firm paste and all is moist. Use the remaining 1/4 cup broth to adjust the moisture if needed.
  3. Roll out to a ½ inch thick, cut into 1 inch squares and place on an ungreased glass baking dish.
  4. Microwave 4 minutes. Turn each piece over. Cook one additional minute.
  5. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

NOTE: Microwave ovens vary in power. Watch the treats closely for the last minute.

This produces a very hard biscuit. It can be flavored with bacon, cheese, peanut butter, cooked carrots, fruit or any other non-toxic flavor your dog enjoys.

Chef Jeffrey Floyd, department chair of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, says that although table scraps are a no-no, our dogs can still celebrate important holidays with their human families. His most recent canine friend, a cocker spaniel named Jordan, loved hot weather inspired treats like this one.

Coconut Cookies
1 ½ cups oat flour
1 ½ cups brown rice flour
1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 ½ cups skim milk (or coconut milk)
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine all ingredients, roll into small balls, place on greased or non-stick cookie sheet and flatten to about ¼” thick.
  3. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  4. Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Your dog will love these treats – and you will feel good about giving them to your best friend.

To learn more about The Art Institutes schools, visit www.artinstitutes.edu.

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. The Art Institute of Tennessee — Nashville is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by theTennessee Higher Education Commission. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

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