Portland Culinary School


921 SW Morrison Street Suite 400, Portland, OR 97205


Western Culinary Institute in Portland offers three programs for students interested in the epicurean lifestyle—the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Program, the Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management Program and the Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Program. The institute's location within the food-savvy city of Portland gives students the opportunity to visit local wineries and cook with fresh local ingredients. With two venues for serving food to the public, this Portland based culinary school also lets new chefs test their skills in the real world.

The Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Program teaches students much more than how to prepare entrees. Students can learn how to interact with others in a busy working kitchen, from effective ingredient preparation to stocking and ordering a restaurant's larder. At Western Culinary Institute in Portland, instructors spend plenty of time with students on the finer points of culinary composition so that large tasks, such as preparing a buffet, aren't overwhelming.

More than a Main Dish: Western Culinary Institute in Portland's Range of Programs

For students interested in managing a restaurant, Western Culinary Institute in Portland offers specialized training. A 60-week program teaches students how to classify wines and pair them with the appropriate foods to create an appealing menu. Learn the fundamentals of exemplary customer service, as well as techniques for presentation.

From croissants to eclairs, pastry preparation requires deft thought and action on the part of the pastry chef. In Western Culinary Institute's Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Program, aspiring bakers can learn to prepare and decorate desserts that range in size from a tiny tarte tatin to a multi-tiered wedding cake. A Diploma may be earned in as little as 36 weeks, while an Associate of Occupation Studies degree will take at least 60 weeks to complete.

After earning a diploma or associate of occupational studies degree from a Portland based culinary school, graduates can pursue a number of career opportunities—think of all the vacation resorts and cruise ships that need qualified, experienced chefs. Portland is a rising star on the culinary scene, and a wonderful place to gain work experience as an intern or sous-chef. Western Culinary Institute in Portland also offers plenty of student clubs to join to heighten the learning experience. Students can sample local beers with the Brew Club or encourage sustainable agriculture with the Farm to Table Club. In every case, the next generation of chefs will have a wide range of opportunities for learning and fun.

Portland Culinary School


921 SW Morrison Street Suite 400, Portland, OR 97205