day & evening programs

culinary arts

L'Academie de Cuisine's culinary arts program is a three-phase curriculum: classroom study and kitchen fundamentals, advanced kitchen training, and a 25 week paid apprenticeship in a fine-dining kitchen.

Culinary students learn the necessary skills for a successful career and graduate with significant kitchen and chef experience. Small class sizes, with no more than 8 students per instructor, ensure individualized treatment.

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day program

pastry arts

Designed by former White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, our Pastry Arts Program combines three phases of study: classroom study and baking fundamentals, advanced kitchen training, and a paid apprenticeship. Students graduate prepared to enter many pastry & baking-related fields, from professional kitchen work to food styling, catering, entrepreneurship, and beyond.

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industry experience


Both Culinary and Pastry program students undertake a 26 week paid apprenticeship, the longest consecutive apprenticeship time offered at any program in the US. Working about 35 hours a week under the supervision of an experienced chef and the guidance of L'Academie staff, apprentices apply their classroom knowledge and hone their technical skills in real working kitchens.


Approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an independent post-secondary educational facility offering several professional curricula.

Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer financial aid programs to qualified students enrolled in the Culinary Arts and the Pastry Arts programs.

A Military Friendly® School, a designation provided to higher-education institutions that have been recognized for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students.

Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts programs are approved for VA education benefits. Veterans and others eligible under Title 38 of the United States code may apply for education benefits.

Articulation Agreement with Frederick Community College (FCC) grants advance credits to qualified graduates of the Culinary Arts Program towards an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts & Supervision from FCC.


Undergraduate Certificate Programs

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