L'Academie de Cuisine, we know our strength comes from our large, tight-knit alumi network. Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, we're here for you. We want to be a resource to our alumni, whether it be offering professional connections, networking opportunities, or just the chance to catch up with your fellow alums.




Finalist, Top Chef, Bravo TV Network:

Carla Hall (Culinary Arts)

Food and Wine's Best New Chefs 2016:

Aaron Silverman (Culinary Arts), Executive Chef, Rose's Luxury, Pineapple and Pearls

Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant 2015:

Rose's Luxury and Chef Aaron Silverman (Culinary Arts)

James Beard Award Finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef 2016:

Aggie Chin (Pastry Arts), Pastry Chef of The Grill Room, Washington, DC

James Beard Award, Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year 2011:

Angela Pinkerton (Pastry Arts), Eleven Madison Park, New York City

Mid-Atlantic Jeune de Commis Competition, Confrerie Chaine des Rotisseurs:

Seth Brady (Culinary Arts)

Jacqueline Rodier Scholarship Winners:

Sebastian Posada (Culinary Arts), Claudio Foschi (Culinary Arts), and Michael Chretien (Culinary Arts)

Best Special Occasions Restaurant, Bethesda Magazine:

Jeff Heineman (Culinary Arts), Grapeseed Bistro

18th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition:

Julie Jungali (Pastry Arts) - Finalist

StarChefs Culinary Rising Star:

Jacques Van Staden (Culinary Arts) – Executive Chef, Top of the Palms Casino, Las Vegas, NV

StarChefs Culinary Rising Star:

Katsuya Fukushima (Culinary Arts) – Executive Chef, minibar; Café Atlantico, Washington, DC

Pastry Chef of the Year, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington:

Zoe Behrens (Culinary Arts) Executive Pastry Chef, 1789 Restaurant

Best New Chef, Washingtonian Magazine:

Peter Smith (Culinary Arts) of PS7



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