Whether you are seeking a professional career in the culinary arts or wish to improve your recreational cooking skills, L’Academie de Cuisine (LAC) offers the finest, curriculum and classes in the country. As you explore various culinary schools, consider the comprehensive approach our culinary school has created for aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts. Our professional culinary and pastry programs are led by highly-trained European and American chef instructors. Our recreational classes are taught by instructors with many years of industry and teaching experience. Our recreational classes span a range of topics from culinary and baking techniques to fine wine, entertaining, bread baking and vegetarian. LAC offers cooks at all levels a unique opportunity to train at the finest culinary and pastry school in the nation's capital.
An Award-Winning Culinary School Led By An Unparalleled Culinary Team
When choosing a culinary school for professional or recreational purposes, consider the caliber of those who train, develop and teach professional and recreational programs. At LAC there is no shortage of immensely talented and passionate leaders, who have fine-tuned their culinary skills in some of the best kitchens in the world. In fact, our culinary school, which was founded by Francois Dionot in 1976, is proud to be the recipient of several prestigious awards. We are proud to graduate some of the best chefs in the world, including graduates like Chef Carla Hall and Chef Jacques Van Staden.
At LAC, you will learn from professional chefs, in a small, individually focused environment, where you will have the opportunity to develop your culinary skills with hands-on training. Whether you take one cooking class for fun, or enter into a professional culinary program, our teachers will exceed your expectations and help you develop stellar culinary skills.
Professional Culinary Programs For The Aspiring Chef To Be
For those who aspire to become professional chefs, options include a culinary arts or pastry arts program. Both programs offer a combination of classroom studies and externships, preparing students to work in some of the most prestigious kitchens and venues upon completion.
You will have the opportunity to learn the theoretical skills and techniques necessary for a successful career in the foodservice industry. Our culinary school graduates are prepared to enter any number of culinary-related fields, including food research, writing, teaching, catering or cooking at fine dining restaurants.
Recreational Culinary Programs To Bring Out The Chef In You
Perhaps you have always loved cooking, but are ready to learn more advanced techniques at a top culinary school. Maybe you want to begin with the basics, and establish a solid understanding of food, wine or entertaining. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced chef, discover the joys of gastronomy and culinary techniques through our recreational cooking classes. From demonstrations and dinners, to tastings and hands-on classes, our culinary school offers something for everyone! Whether you want to prepare elaborate wine dinners, learn to cook international cuisine, bake French pastries or create delicious sauces, L'Academie offers a comprehensive schedule of classes to bring out your inner chef!
Here is a look at some of the popular types of recreational cooking classes we offer at L’Academie:
• Beginner Culinary Classes
• Baking Classes
• Couples Classes
• Advanced Culinary Classes
• Cuisine Classes
• Flavors and Ingredients
• Holiday Cooking Classes
• Wine and Wine Dinner Classes
• International Culinary Classes
Continuing and Enhancing Your Culinary Career
In addition to professional and recreational culinary programs, we offer continuing education programs, specially designed for those who want to enhance their cooking skills without committing to a full time professional cooking program. Choose from culinary techniques or pasty techniques, which are twenty-week courses, led by a professional instructor with years of experience.
L’Academie de Cuisine is where good cooks become great.