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The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University

2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035   |    1.310.752.4700

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Bistro 31

Bistro 31 is the restaurant operated by students of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles. The restaurant offers a contemporary approach to international cuisine and flavors. It's Zagat-rated and proudly presents high-quality dishes at affordable prices.

The students who work in the bistro are in their final-quarter of culinary school. The restaurant experience provides them with the opportunity to practice both the theory and culinary artistry that they've learned. Working at Bistro 31 gives students hands-on experience with menu creation, food prep, management, money handling, and customer service


Our menu changes seasonally to incorporate fresh and flavorful ingredients. On occasion, the bistro also features special menus such as a three-course "Taste of Truffle" menu or a celebrity chef inspired prix fixe.

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News and events

Culinary Students, Grad in “Artistic Taste of L.A.” Culinary Students, Grad in “Artistic Taste of L.A.”

Tiffany Swinson, who in 2010 earned a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, created the pop-up restaurant series “Artistic Taste L.A.” Tiffany is also the owner of “Something Good 2 Eat Catering.”

Two culinary students worked in prep and cooking at the first two pop-ups. The school will also participate in the June pop-up.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/340 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Culinary Students Participate in “Artistic Taste of L.A.” Culinary Students Participate in “Artistic Taste of L.A.”

The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, participated in “Artistic Taste L.A.,” a three part pop-up restaurant series. Two culinary students worked in prep and helped to cook. The first event was a huge success and the school will participate in the April and June pop-ups as well.

The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, 2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles and the Make-A-Wish Foundation The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles and the Make-A-Wish Foundation

(Los Angeles, November 2015) The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University has been working with Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles and was introduced to Chelsea Cullens. Chelsea is 17 years old and has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease. Chelsea’s dream is to become an animator for Disney and her goal is to attend The Art Institute of Los Angeles. On November 18, Chelsea visited The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles campus and touched the hearts of everyone she met.

Chelsea and her parents traveled from San Antonio, as the Make a Wish Foundation helped connect to Chelsea for a tour of the school. During the visit Chelsea participated in one of the advanced animation classes and worked closely with several Art Institutes students. With the help of faculty members Lori Hammond and Michael Rogers (who have Disney and Nickelodeon animation experience), she was able to receive some valuable guidance. After class faculty treated Chelsea and her family to her favorite meal of spaghetti and sugar free chocolate cake prepared specially by the campus restaurant Bistro 31.  

Her visit concluded with an interactive campus tour where she got to participate in the various studios and directly observe life at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles. Chelsea left the college with souvenirs (such as a caricature done by one of the students, a copy of the Frozen script from Lori Hammond, and her very own chefs coat).

The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University,  2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035 © 2015 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

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