Learn the techniques the professional chefs use.
Share your passion for food with fellow culinary students.
Experience the flavors of global cuisines and life in the kitchen.
Learn the techniques the professional chefs use.

It's The Way We Cook.

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Success in the culinary world requires knowing proper culinary techniques, having the culinary knowledge to select the right ingredients, and feeling a true passion for cooking.

If you have a passion for cooking, success at the Columbus Culinary Institute can begin right now. Read about our culinary arts programs, answer your admissions questions, and get started today!


Turn your raw talent for cooking into a career during Columbus Culinary's 18-month associate degree in culinary arts program or the 12-month diploma in culinary arts. You'll join like-minded culinary students and chef instructors who share your enthusiasm for everything food related.


CCI Hot Food Team – TWO-PEAT State of Ohio Champions

Pictured above from left to right:  Chef Tom Hunt, Team Coach; Crescent Medley, alternate; Bernadette Clinkscale; Hannah Musick; Meagan Mayerchak; Brock Kaltenbach, Team Captain; and Chef Michael Brady, featured pastry consultant.

Follow the team on Facebook as they prepare and compete in the Northeast Regional competition.

CCI grad Taylor Carter has expanded his Herb’ N Café food truck to now include a sit down restaurant, Herb N’ Renewal, located in Pickerington, OH. The Columbus Dispatch recently gave the new restaurant a great review. Congrats Taylor!

Dessert anyone? the CCI Baking Club made apple pie cakes with a cheesecake layer and caramelized apples.

Columbus Culinary recently hosted 16 schools at the first ever Ohio ProStart Bootcamp. The bootcamp was designed to prepare students for the upcoming Ohio ProStart Invitational competition. Read more about the day, which included breakout sessions brainstorming new restaurant concepts, practicing knife skills and learning new techniques!

Our thanks to the 33 chefs, restaurant owners and industry professionals who gave up their time and shared their knowledge with the over 130 high school students in attendance!

Check out some of our Seniors perfecting their Sushi skills! 

     This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Columbus Culinary Institute.  With 1,125 graduates, we continue to be impressed with the how our alumni are making a difference in the culinary world!  Their industry accomplishments range from working in successful restaurants, competing on Food Network, creating artistic food/ice designs, and owning food trucks and their own restaurants.   

     To celebrate our milestone, we will be bringing you daily dishes and recipes, alumni spotlights, an insight to our classes and photos of our students in the kitchen on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! Help us celebrate our birthday month by sharing your favorite memories of CCI!  #TheWayWeCookatCCI #10YearsofCCI