Thank you for showing an interest in Oregon Culinary Institute, and congratulations on taking this first, important step to start a career in the exciting food and hospitality industry! The National Restaurant Association forecasts that there will be over 14 million jobs in the restaurant industry this year, in 990,000 locations. One of them could be yours!
The next step is to take a tour* of OCI, meet some of the students and instructors, and get a feel for what it's like to be part of the OCI community. You'll enjoy your education more, and ultimately be more successful, if you find the atmosphere and program that are right for you. (*If you've requested a tour of OCI through our online form, please make sure the time/date have been confirmed by your Admissions Officer before arriving.)
We can show you the campus and help you understand which programs, financing, and career paths might work for you, so that when you're ready to make a decision you'll have the information you need. For now, here's the link to view/download our school's info-kit!
Please feel free to bring a friend or family member if you wish. And please join us for lunch if you have the time. It's a unique opportunity to sit in on an actual class where students are on the line preparing food and in the restaurant serving customers. It's amazing to see what they've learned in the short time they've been here.
We'll call to set up a time that's most convenient for you, but if you want to talk to a representative right away please call us at 1.888.OCI.CHEF. We look forward to having you visit OCI!
Elizabeth Hayward, Director of Admissions, on behalf of the OCI Admissions Team
We'll help you find the right career. It all starts here.
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Why Choose Oregon Culinary Institute?
Portland cuisine has become the stuff of legend, and it leads the way for the rest of the nation. Farm-to-table. Seasonal.
"They’re the only school I take interns from.”
- Chef Gabriel Rucker, chef/owner at Le Pigeon and Little Bird