Oregon Culinary Institute Takes a Tour of The Side Yard Farm and Kitchen

Posted on September 26, 2014

Continuing with our Fall Harvest video installments, our next video features Stacey Givens of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen. Stacey is the epitome of farm to table here in Portland. Chef/Owner of The Side Yard Farm, an urban farm, supper club and catering company, Stacey sources as much product as she can within a 2 mile radius, supporting her inner Cully community. Her mission: Providing Portland restaurants with creative produce and providing the local community with food, education and opportunity. OCI will be sourcing Stacey’s produce for our Fall Harvest Dinner/Lunch Series.  Click here to reserve a seat to the Fall Harvest Dinner and Lunch Series.

Oregon Culinary Institute September Student Testimonials

Posted on September 23, 2014

We just had another amazing group of students head out on their externships.  Watch as they chat about their time here at OCI.

Now externing at James Beard Award Winning Le Pigeon, 21yr old Justin shares his OCI story and discusses why he finally took the leap towards culinary school.

Watch Craig and Matt explain why they chose OCI over other culinary schools in the country.

After turning 50, Kimberley decided it was time to follow her passion for food, quit her day job, and attend culinary school. While at OCI, Kimberley took advantage of every opportunity to volunteer, cook with industry chefs, and attend weekend workshops. Kimberley attributes the varied exposure she was able to engage in as stoking her new philanthropic career path in the food industry.

Elsa and Kaya chat about their time together in OCI's Baking and Pastry program.

Oregon Culinary Institute Students Experience the Full Circle of Life at Rain Shadow El Rancho Farm

Posted on September 19, 2014

To learn the full-circle impact of food ethics, students at Oregon Culinary Institute are participating in a series of educational field trips this summer, culminating in a two-day celebration of the 2014 Fall Harvest.  Please enjoy the first Harvest video installment filmed at Rain Shadow El Rancho, where OCI will be sourcing the duck for the Harvest Dinner and Lunch Series.  Click here to reserve a seat to the Fall Harvest Dinner and Lunch Series.

Oregon Culinary Institute Fall Harvest Dinner and Lunch Series

Posted on September 15, 2014

We are very excited, and pleased to announce OCI's Fall Harvest Dinner and Lunch Series on Oct 14th and 15th! RSVP before Oct 10th to guarantee a spot!


To learn the full-circle impact of food ethics, students at Oregon Culinary Institute are participating in a series of educational field trips this summer, culminating in a two-day celebration of the 2014 Fall Harvest. Featuring product sourced locally in partnership with Rainshadow El Rancho, Nicky USA, Sauvie Island Farms and Sauvie Island Organics, Nevor Shellfish Farm,The Side Yard Farm, Kobos Coffee, local Farmers’ Markets, Grochau Cellars, and The Commons Brewery – it’s with great pride that OCI invites you to join us for this delightful fall harvest celebration!