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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science

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This Art Institute program is no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this program below.

Culinary Arts

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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/

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KGUN9/ The Morning Blend: "Wine and Food: Making a Perfect Match" KGUN9/ The Morning Blend: "Wine and Food: Making a Perfect Match"

Chef T. Stella Bernard, certified wine professional and an instructor for The Art Institute of Tucson discusses the simple process of choosing wine to compliment any dish. Bernard encourages starting with what you like, “the wine you like is the best wine.”

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Enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2011 at one of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes Enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2011 at one of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes

Do you enjoy exploring new recipes and trying new flavor combinations? If you are a high school senior graduating in 2011, then the Best Teen Chef Competition is the place to showcase your talents. Compete against your peers to earn a scholarship towards a culinary education at one of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes.   


Each participating Art Institutes school location will crown a local Best Teen Chef and offer the winner a $5,000 scholarship towards a culinary degree program.


The Best Teen Chef Competition, now in its twelfth year, is an opportunity for high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a culinary career to experience the excitement and discipline of the industry.  


“Every year we continue to be inspired by the talents of the emerging culinarians that enter the Best Teen Chef Competition. These students show a real love for the culinary arts and an enthusiasm for exploring fresh new meal ideas for friends and family,” says Chef Michael Nenes, Assistant Vice President of Culinary Arts for The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. 


To be eligible to enter the competition, high school seniors must first submit a completed Entry & Release Form by February 4, 2011 to the participating The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes location where they wish to enter the competition. Deadline for complete entries into the competition is February 25, 2011. Selected entrants will progress to Local Cook-Off Competitions at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations on April 30, 2011.


The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America's largest system of culinary programs offered at over 30 Art Institutes schools.


Based on classical Escoffier, Asian and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the schools' curriculum are designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills and introduce a variety of international cuisines. Internships, student-run school restaurants, guest lectures and Web-based seminars, and study abroad programs help broaden the scope of learning for students.


Program offerings vary at each school. Prospective students should check the course offerings at The Art Institutes school they are interested in attending before enrolling. To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or www.exploreculinary.com.


The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes system is America’s Leader in Creative Education providing an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Two institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.

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Program Description

The Culinary Arts 6-quarter Associate of Applied Science degree program is proud to be part of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tucson.

Today’s fast paced world has resulted in a change in the way we eat. The demand for more and more food service outlets has result in a demand for employees with culinary training. The ability not only to cook, but also to manage personnel and develop items of varied appeal is prized in the hospitality field.

At The Art Institute of Tucson, students can prepare with the 6-quarter (18-month) Associate of Applied Science degree program. Students study the fundamentals of cooking, baking, knife skills, nutrition, sanitation, safety, food production, kitchen and restaurant operations, and food selection and purchasing. They have an opportunity

to learn about modern, regional, and classic cuisine, covering a variety of international styles, practicing these skills in professional kitchens. Students also have an opportunity to learn the crucial management and marketing skills they need to achieve their career goals.Culinary Arts students also spend time working in Ai Bistro, the student-operated public dining lab, where students prepare and serve lunch or dinner and have the opportunity to learn to become food service professionals who meet the needs of their guests.Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level positions such as prep cooks, line cooks, first cooks, andassistant pastry chefs. They can pursue work opportunities in entertainment establishments, restaurants, hotels, clubs, resorts, food companies, hospitals and other health care institutions, convention centers, and cruise ships.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the this program, graduates will be able to:

•Cook and present various ethnic cuisines professionally.
•Work as a professional team member.
•Design a business plan for a 100 seat restaurant.
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