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Classic Cooking Academy is Giving Out 10 Scholarships for Half of Tuition Cost

Over $70,000 in scholarship funding will be made available through CCA's Reach Out Campaign

Scottsdale, AZ, January 17, 2012 --( Classic Cooking Academy, Arizona's premier culinary institute, will be awarding ten qualified deserving individuals with scholarships for half of the standard tuition costs. This nonprofit and accredited school whose mission is to provide quality education at an affordable price, offers a six month professional program for a cost well below that of competing schools in the area. By receiving half-priced tuition and Title IV Federal financial aid, which CCA will be offering for the first time this semester, students will be able to attain their Culinary Arts diploma for around $3000.

The availability of this scholarship and financial aid, coupled with the school’s 97% graduate placement rate, now further offers students the opportunity to embark on a career while incurring minimal to no debt. This incredibly unique school, combines classic French techniques with modern technology and methods, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American concepts, to provide students with training that is both practical and interesting.

About the Program and Chef Dionot
CCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, private, post-secondary culinary school that offers a curriculum incorporating health, nutrition, sustainability and food science as well as current trends. Emphasis is on indigenous product usage, dietary foundations and practical skills all leading to developing culinary professionals who are well-rounded in both theory and technique of cuisine while embracing innovation. Classes are small, instruction personalized and teamwork encouraged through active participation in daily menu planning and lunch preparation by students.

Chef/Owner Pascal Dionot has developed this unusual professional development approach based on 30-plus years in hotel and restaurant management and culinary education. His experience includes several years as executive chef of the historic Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. Chef Dionot holds a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Hotelfachschule Speiser in Germany and was a member of the faculty of L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland for 18 years prior to moving to Scottsdale, Arizona.

"We pursued this approval for student funding at CCA, because we want aspiring and interested students to be able to pursue exciting training and the foundation for a satisfying career without having to take on insurmountable debt,” explains Chef Dionot. “Once we received the Title IV, we wanted to further help students by offering our own scholarships as well."


For more information about CCA, admissions and/or personal success stories for students encompassing a network of chefs, restaurants, hotels, casinos and caterers throughout the United States. Contact: Donna Dionot at 480-502-0177 or email
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Classic Cooking Academy
Donna Dionot
(480) 502-0177

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