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Oregon Culinary Institute

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Classes Start July 7th!

Industry-relevant education
At OCI, all classes are industry-specific, including general education courses.
Food-centric location
OCI is Portland’s only locally owned and operated culinary institute, and our philosophy mirrors our surroundings - fresh, seasonal, local food.
Hands-on training
Students are able to put what they learn into practice at our own open-to-the-public fine-dining restaurant.
Strong alumni network
Ongoing placement assistance available to OCI alumni.
Affordable & flexible programs
OCI is one of the most affordable culinary programs in the country, offering a variety of program schedules for both weekdays and weekends.
Multiple career paths
OCI grads work in a variety of roles after graduating. Many have an entrepreneurial spirit and start their own restaurants, others work in existing restaurants or bakeries, serve as private chefs, or even author cookbooks and host cooking shows.

Creative. Independent. Portland.

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Culinary Arts Program

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 Culinary Arts 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.

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Baking & Pastry Program

A classic French bakery. A cupcake shop. A wedding cake business. You can be ready for it all at the end of this program.The Baking & Pastry program covers many facets of Baking and Pastry Management, from the fundamentals of weights and measures, to baking methods and pastry arts, to running a successful business.

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