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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science

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Program Overview

In the Culinary Arts program, you’ll gain practical experience in the kitchen while studying the business of cost control, sanitation and safety, menu and beverage management, nutrition, and kitchen management. You’ll learn to produce food quickly and in quantity while working with others. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).
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News and events

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.  

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 Institutes International Minnesota Participates in Charlie Awards The Art Institutes International Minnesota Participates in Charlie Awards

(Minneapolis, November 2015)  Culinary, fashion, media arts and design students at The Art Institutes International Minnesota are taking part in the Charlie Awards, on Sunday, November 15. The Charlie Awards is an annual event that celebrates the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities area restaurant, food and beverage industry. Below is a recap of all of the great work the students are doing for event:

Culinary students created truffles that they will pass out, along with providing butler service.
Media Arts students created a video of all of nominees who are entered for a prize drawing.
A Graphic Design student created a poster of the nominees entered for a prize drawing.
Fashion students made garments from recycled materials, with one student incorporating materials from all of the sponsors
An Interior Design student created a table out of cheese boxes from sponsor Land ‘O Lakes. The top of the table is covered with boxes from all of the sponsors. 

More information on the Charlie Awards can be found here: http://www.charliesexceptionale.com/


The Art Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402-3105 © 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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Culinary Students Offer Demos at Minnesota Orchestra event Culinary Students Offer Demos at Minnesota Orchestra event

(Minneapolis, MN, October 2015)  Culinary students at The Art Institutes International Minnesota will participate in A Musical Feast with Sarah Hicks and the Minnesota Orchestra on Saturday, November 7 at 8pm at Orchestra Hall. During the event the orchestra will accompany culinary demonstrations by chefs from four Minnesota restaurants. The chefs will join the orchestra on stage to create their dishes in front of the audience. Ai Minnesota students will offer cooking demonstrations and samples of their creations in the lobby before the concert and during intermission. 

For more information or tickets, visit http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/


The Art Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402-3105 © 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 Institutes International Minnesota  Cookie Cart Dinner The Art Institutes International Minnesota Cookie Cart Dinner

(Minneapolis, MN, October 2015)  On Sunday, October 25, five of the Twin Cities’ hottest chefs will come together to collaborate on a five-course gourmet dinner at the annual Cookie Cart Chefs’ Dinner fundraiser.  Under the direction of Pat Weber, an award-winning chef, culinary instructor at The Art Institutes International Minnesota, and consultant who co-founded the Chefs’ Dinner in 2010, the culinary luminaries will volunteer their time to prepare a sumptuous feast that will be paired with fine wines.  Four of the chefs listed below are alumni of The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota.  Current culinary students will assist the chefs and will prepare the hors d’oeuvres selections. 

Chefs’ Dinner 2015 Participating Chefs and the Dishes they will prepare:

- Hors d’oeuvres Reception:  Ray Sauter, Pig Ate My Pizza
                2010, Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management
- First Course:  Brianna Baldus, Wise Acre Eatery 
                2012, Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management
- Fish Course:  Steve Hesse, Libertine
                2000, Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Management
- Dessert:  Kortney Ringwald, Brio – Executive Chef; B.T. McElrath Chocolatier
               2014, Associate of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry
- Entrée Course, Meat:  Jeff Weber, Eli’s Food and Cocktails

The dinner will be held at the Eurest Café space in the Thrivent Financial Building, 625 4th Avenue South in Minneapolis.  The hors d’oeuvres reception and silent auction will start at 5 p.m. and dinner and a live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10 and are available at http://cookiecart.org/buy-tickets/.  The event is a benefit for Cookie Cart, the nonprofit North Minneapolis bakery that employs and empowers teens.  Cookie Cart was founded in 1988 by Sister Jean Thuerauf who wanted to provide a safe, secure, creative and engaging space for area teens.  In 2010 the organization served 100 teens and following an extensive renovation in 2014, the bakery program is now able to employ and serve 200 teens.  In June, Cookie Cart purchased a building in St. Paul that will house a future bakery to serve teens on the city’s East Side.  That location is expected to open in 2017 and a pilot program for teens at Johnson High School will begin in January 2016.  For more information about the Chefs’ Dinner or Cookie Cart, please visit http://cookiecart.org/cookie-carts-7th-annual-chefs-dinner/.

Chef Pet Weber was on KARE 11 to discuss the Cookie Cart dinner. You can view the segment at:   http://www.kare11.com/story/life/food/recipes/2015/10/09/cookie-carts-seventh-annual-chefs-dinner/73673620/


The Art Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402-3105 © 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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Program Description

Today, America’s interest in culinary arts is growing and prospering as never before. Few occupations can offer the creativity and excitement found in the culinary arts. The associate’s degree level Culinary Arts degree program consists of courses covering basic skills and techniques, purchasing and cost control, kitchen management, international cuisine, nutrition, dining room procedures, garde manger, baking and pastries, à la carte kitchen, and an internship with a food service operation in the greater metropolitan area. The curriculum for this program is based on the classical principles of Escoffier, emphasizing progressive techniques and trends. The Art Institutes International Minnesota graduates will be prepared to seek entry-level positions in the field of hospitality and culinary arts.

PROGRAM MISSION
The mission of the Culinary Arts Associate degree program is to provide an environment for students to become learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity and ethical values necessary in the rapidly changing, culturally diverse culinary professions. Overall the intent of the program is to have experienced industry professionals impart their knowledge and technical acumen to the students. The approach to education relies heavily on actually participating in projects that are practical and technical in scope. Graduating students will be prepared to seek entry-level positions in the field of hospitality and culinary arts.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 . Establish and maintain safety and sanitation procedures
2 . Prepare standardized recipes using a variety of cooking techniques which meet industry quality standards
3 . Prepare a variety of international recipes utilizing the correct techniques, ingredients and equipment which meet industry quality standards
4 . Describe and perform tasks related to common business practices in the culinary industry, including inventory, menu planning, cost control, and food purchasing
5 . Describe the principles of food and beverage management
6 . Define and articulate the core values of the culinary professional
7 . Seek entry-level positions in commercial and institutional food service settings
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