Art Institutes


Bring your talent to the table.

If you want to enrich the world with your talent for creating amazing cuisine—or ambience—start by experiencing everything from kitchen skills to international flavors.

Program Areas

Raleigh-Durham Baking & Pastry School

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.

Raleigh-Durham Culinary Arts School

Culinary Arts

Starting with fundamentals like kitchen tools and culinary techniques, you’ll explore more than 20 of the most popular international flavors and techniques.

Raleigh-Durham Culinary Management

Culinary Management

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.

Latest Happenings

Marci Oliver Chef Educator Culinary
Ai Raleigh-Durham's Chef Oliver Wins ACF Raleigh-Durham Chef Educator Award

Chef Marci Oliver recently received the local ACF Chef Educator Award during the inaugural Chef's Ball in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Culinary Culinary
Chef Leslie Eckert Talks Healthy Eating on Spectrum News North Carolina

Raleigh-Durham Chef instructor Leslie Eckert recently appeared on Spectrum News North Carolina to discuss eating healthy this summer.

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Ai Raleigh-Durham's Culinary Program Talks Local Food With North Carolina Farm Bureau

NC Farm Bureau brought a film crew out to Ai Raleigh-Durham to talk with some our chefs and faculty about how they implement locally-sourced food in our culinary program.

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