Follow Your Passion: The French Culinary Institute Offers a One-Time Tuition Special

New York, NY, November 05, 2008 --( The world-class French Culinary Institute in New York, has announced a $5,000 reduction in the tuition for its Classic Culinary Arts evening program that begins December 16, 2008. The special tuition for the nine-month evening program is $29,850.

“Cooking professionally is a dream that many people secretly possess,” said Dorothy Hamilton, Founder and CEO of The French Culinary Institute. “We hope the special tuition reduction will give people that extra motivation to pursue their passion, especially as people re-evaluate their career choices during these uncertain economic times.”

The Classic Culinary Arts course gives students a complete immersion in the classic French techniques of cooking, and real-world experience in the kitchen of L’Ecole, the school’s own Zagat® Guide- and Michelin®-rated restaurant. Under the guidance of the school’s Deans-- master French chefs Jacques Pepin, Andre Soltner and Alain Sailhac—and from top-class instructors, students learn a wide range of culinary techniques-- from basic knife skills and sauce preparations, to the latest in culinary innovations and restaurant service.

Graduates of the Classic Culinary Arts program at the French Culinary Institute move on to careers as top chefs in some of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants, while others pursue successful careers as food writers, stylists, tasters, publicists, TV producers, caterers and food retail professionals.

The $5,000 reduction in the standard tuition is limited to the Classic Culinary Arts evening program that begins December 16, 2008 and ends September 26, 2009. The French Culinary Institute also awards scholarships to students based on need, experience and goals. For further information about the program or scholarships, or to enroll, please visit or 888-324-CHEF.


About The French Culinary Institute
The French Culinary Institute, located at The International Culinary Center in New York City, teaches the protocol, language and techniques upon which all Western cuisine is based. The FCI offers a rigorous six-month program by day and nine-month program by night for those who seek quality, intensive culinary and pastry arts education in a condensed period of time. The school also offers a career track in bread baking. Its extensive roster of Advanced Studies programming for those of all skill levels covers a wide array of disciplines including food writing, wine and beer studies, restaurant management and culinary technology. The FCI’s time-tested hands-on Total ImmersionSM method of instruction taught by the industry’s best informs all of its curricula, including its intensive consumer courses designed for serious amateurs. In 2007, The Italian Culinary Academy, sister school to The FCI, opened its doors. Both are located at 462 Broadway, New York, NY, 10013. For more information, visit or call (888) 324-CHEF.
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