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Arizona Culinary Institute


The Arizona Culinary Institute (ACI) is a career-training school wholly focused on providing students with an education in culinary arts. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the school offers full-time programs with courses that can be taken either during the day or in the evening. Situated in an 18,000 square-foot facility featuring four classrooms, five kitchens, and a student-run restaurant, the institute offers an accelerated 36-week curriculum as well as a six-week paid internship. Upon program completion, students will receive a Diploma in Culinary Arts, Baking and Restaurant Management.

Arizona Culinary Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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Points of Distinction

  • Located in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Exclusive focus on culinary education
  • Eight start dates annually
  • Six-week paid internship program
  • 80% of student time spent in kitchen
  • Complete the program in as little as nine months


The faculty at the Arizona Culinary Institute is comprised of a diverse and well-balanced team of chefs and instructors who combine real-world experience with a passion for teaching. Small class sizes and five professionally designed kitchens serve to enhance the learning experience. The school believes that students learn best through hands-on training in the kitchen rather than through classroom study.

Student Life

The Arizona Culinary Institute is a commuter school and does not provide on-campus housing facilities. However, the school does work with a local housing coordinator to assist students in finding living arrangements near campus. Students should expect to begin cooking from the first day of class, and 80% of their time at school will be spent in the kitchen. ACI's program consists of six months of classes, beginning with six weeks dedicated to learning the "basics" and concluding with a 6-week paid internship. Courses must be taken consecutively. Full-time programs are available in both a day and evening format. Students will get further hands-on training through participation in the student-run du Jour Restaurant. Career services and financial aid options are also available.


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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,

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