Our Faculty

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Talk to our current students, our alumni and the most respected chefs in Portland, and there’s a common factor many will cite as the reason for OCI’s success in educating its students: our staff.

Our chef instructors come from varied and well-rounded backgrounds (Have you ever met a chef who’s knowledgeable in marine biology, a master gardener, an expert mushroom hunter and an edible inner tidal specialist? Well, we have one on our staff!), offering decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Their connections in the Portland culinary community run deep.

In addition, each member of our faculty is committed to ensuring our students succeed – and remains committed even long after graduation.