Baking & Pastry
Use your talent and passion to turn desserts into works of art. You’ll explore everything from plating to preparing confections to managing a commercial kitchen.
Starting with fundamentals like kitchen tools and culinary techniques, you’ll explore more than 20 of the most popular international flavors and techniques.
Prepare to run both the kitchen and the front of the house, using your passion for food and your head for business to create a memorable dining experience.
Hospitality Food & Beverage Management
You can learn your way around both the front and back of the house while you prepare for the challenge of bringing something new to the table for demanding consumers.
Meet our Faculty
Patrick Brunelli-GuerraCulinary Arts
"Never say that something is impossible. See every challenge as a new opportunity for you to grow even more."Read More
International equivalency of a bachelor's degree, Culinary Arts, evaluated by Career Consulting International
B.S., Culinary Management, The Art Institute of Houston
More than 25 years' culinary experience and classical European training, including: Executive Chef, Marriott Hotels; Executive Sous Chef, Intercontinental Hotel Houston; Executive Chef, Trattoria Grappolo; Sous Chef, Sonnenalp Resort; Sous Chef, Restaurant le Beaujolais. Chef Guerra has competed and won 9 silver and bronze medals in ACF culinary competitions (2005 - 2013); Les Chaines des Rotisseurs Hospitality Award (2003); Swiss Culinary Cup, Lucerne (2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996); multiple international culinary competitions in Canada, Switzerland and Italy, including Swiss Cook of the Year 1994 and Best Apprentice of Switzerland for 1993. He is a Certified Executive Chef with The American Culinary Federation.Read More...
Zack ZwickyGraphic & Web Design
"Work hard—and do it for yourself."Read More
M.F.A., Studio Art - Graphic Communications, University of Houston
B.S., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
A.A.S., Visual Communications, The Art Institute of Houston
Professional and academic experience includes: Faculty Member, The Art Institute of Houston, University of Houston, Rice University School of Continuing Studies; Design Studio Director, The Art Institute of Houston; Graphic Designer and Pre-Press Manager, Midtown Graphics & Press; Owner / Designer, couchpotatographics; Graphic Designer, Tomorrow's Key. Exhibitions include: A Digital Cabinet of Curiosities video installation, Blaffer Gallery, 2009; Existential Motion & Mutual Migration video installation, Box 13 Gallery, 2008; Distraction installation, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, 2007.Read More...
Stacey "Moe" Moore to compete in national competition to benefit No Kid Hungry.
Chef Martha De León has been named a semifinalist in the Rising Star Chef of the Year category of the 2018 James Beard Awards.
Six culinary graduates of The Art Institutes system of schools were named semifinalists in the prestigious 2018 James Beard Awards.