An actual quote from an actual student, discussing the valuable difference that OCI’s approach makes. Our students don’t just watch our chef instructors demonstrate techniques such as breaking down proteins – they get to do it themselves. Over and over again.
A Staff Above
A marine biologist. A certified sommelier. A published poet. A “sausage guru.” A “spice king.” These are just a few of the unique personalities that make up our skilled and respected faculty of chef instructors. No matter their area of focus, our staff is committed to our students’ success.
Feeding Portland’s Food Scene
Our home of Portland, Oregon, is a restaurant mecca, home to some of the world’s best chefs. We recently teamed up with a couple of our top chef partners in Portland to produce TV spots showcasing why those chefs choose OCI graduates for their kitchens first. Click on the video to the right to hear from James Beard Award winner and Iron Chef America winner Chef Vitaly Paley and from Olympia Provisions chef and co-owner Elias Cairo.