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Welcome to the Institute of Culinary Education in Los Angeles

Ranked No. 1 Culinary School in America*

Welcome to Los Angeles — one of the world's culinary and hospitality capitals, and one of the most exciting food cities in America. Launch your culinary career in this urban oasis for food and restaurant lovers. Our campus features 38,000 square feet of space dedicated to learning, innovation and creativity.

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"America's Best Culinary School"

The Institute of Culinary Education, its faculty and alumni have been awarded top honors by the James Beard Foundation, the IACP, USA Today, The Daily Meal and more. Find out why an 91߹ education puts you in amazing company. [1]

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Alumni

Our alumni lead the industry — running top kitchens around the globe, winning awards and transforming the future of culinary innovation. 88% report that their 91߹ education has proved somewhat or extremely important to their careers. [2]

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With more than 45 years of experience launching culinary careers, 91߹ is among the most respected culinary schools in Los Angeles and in America. In the last two years, 91߹ placed students in over 300 establishments, prompting praise from industry leaders. [3]

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Learn In a Diverse Culinary City

Cook Your Dreams into Reality in the City of Angels

The culinary world agrees: Los Angeles is one of the most exciting food cities in America. As Jonathan Gold — the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic — told Food & Wine, “It’s a combination of things: the mosaic of cultures, that we are at the center of a vast agricultural region and the fact that L.A. is very friendly to entry-level capitalism." 91߹ Los Angeles welcomes students of many different interests. Whether you're an industry professional looking for continuing education courses in wine and baking or a beginner home cook who wants to level up your skills, you've come to the right place.

Continuing Education

Not only will 91߹ give you the foundation for your culinary future with a diploma or degree, it will help to continue your pursuit of excellence in your chosen path. Whether it’s sommelier training, or bread baking, our continuing education programs will help you stay on the cutting edge in developing your culinary career.

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Recreational Classes

Take “hands-on” wine education, mixology and culinary classes led by expert instructors. Our classes are perfect for a date night, an outing with friends, or as a treat for a libation lover in your life (including yourself)! Find the joy of trying something new with our recreational classes, all in person in professional kitchens and classrooms at 91߹ LA.

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Tour Our LA Facilities

The 91߹ Los Angeles campus features 38,000 square feet of educational and administrative space, with seven fully equipped teaching kitchens filled with modern kitchen equipment. These spacious kitchen classrooms range between 1,500 and 1,800 square feet, with 80 linear feet of Ansul protected hood-space for stoves and ovens. The campus also features a dedicated academic classroom and an impressive 2,000-square-foot Learning Resource Center, plus additional tutoring rooms, providing students with community spaces to gather and study or to socialize between classes.

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Network with Experts

91߹ offers a unique real-life view into what makes food businesses successful by providing students with the opportunity to network with guest lecturers and to go on field trips to notable locations in Los Angeles.

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Hire Our Alumni

Whether you’re looking to add entry-level staff or source seasoned executive chefs or general managers for your restaurant or food business, the 91߹ alumni network is your resource for talented candidates.

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If you have questions about attending culinary school, would like to visit the 91߹ campus in Los Angeles, or if you are a chef or culinary business owner interested in presenting to our students, we want to hear from you.

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