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Oregon Culinary Institute

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Classes Start July 7th!

Hands-on Training

At OCI, all classes are industry-specific, including general education courses. Want to study the latest sustainable food techniques? How about east asian cuisine from a true Nepalese chef? We’ve got chefs specializing in a wide range of disciplines, from inner-tidal edibles to international cuisine.


OCI is Portland’s only locally owned and operated culinary institute, and our philosophy mirrors our surroundings - fresh, seasonal, local food. According to the New York Times, Portland is living in a "Golden Age of Dining and Drinking". If you want to be the best, go to where the best hone their craft! That’s Portland.

Affordable & Flexible Programs

Students are able to put what they learn into practice at our own open-to-the-public fine-dining restaurant. Chef Vitaly Payley (Winner, Iron Chef America) has high praises for the OCI staff and environment, saying "I trained some of their teachers in my restaurants, and in turn they train with the same vigilance they were trained with. Their instructors are awesome chefs who know how to put good food on a plate. I can't say enough good things about their staff."

Multiple Career Paths

OCI is one of the most affordable culinary programs in the country, offering a variety of program schedules for both weekdays and weekends. From weekend-only programs to night classes, OCI feeds your passion at a pace that works for you. Whether or not you’re a traditional student, we’ll help you be an extraordinary chef.


Creative. Independent. Portland.

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Culinary Arts - Hospitality Management AOS Degree

64 Weeks

You dream of running your own kitchen, or maybe owning your own restaurant, food cart or catering business. This is the program for you.

The AOS program focuses on culinary management, from the fundamentals of preparing good food to running a successful business, and can prepare you for a fulfilling career in the exciting food and hospitality industry.

Culinary Arts Diploma

32 Weeks (Weekdays)
56 Weeks (Weekends)

We conveniently offer our Culinary Arts diploma program on both weekday and weekend tracks, providing the flexibility needed to fit your schedule. In as few as 32 weeks, you can be well on your way toward a real culinary career.

The program focuses on the development of fundamental cooking skills and techniques and is designed to prepare students for working in a variety of industry settings.

Other Degree Programs:
Baking & Pastry

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