Discover life behind the scenes at Oregon Culinary Institute.
Read about who we are, the events that we hold, the community and charities that we support, our Distinguished Speaker Series for students, and the honor of hosting the James Beard Foundation Award Nominations – for the first time ever in Portland, Oregon.
And hear what the students have to say about Oregon Culinary Institute – the chefs, the life, the camaraderie, and the culture. Watch them in action in the kitchens, in the restaurant, on field trips, at events, and in the industry.
What do Lamb Curry, Plan Bee and Food Ethics have in common? Our chefs and students!
Check out student perspectives, meet the chefs, and join OCI on the loose.
Read all about it! The James Beard Awards, OCI Distinguished Speaker Series, and more.
“It’s mind-blowing how much I have learned.” – Hannah Malone, OCI Graduate Culinary Arts, Class of 2009
“School was a constant reminder that I am doing this because I love it, and because it is fun. Stuff will always go wrong; the point is to bounce off of that, and take it as a new challenge. I realized at OCI that baking is fun, in every circumstance.” – Caitlyn Hacklander, Baking and Pastry, Class of 2012