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Culinary Institute of Virginia

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The Culinary Institute of Virginia Educational Program Prepares Students for Success in the Competitive Field of Food Service.

Culinary Arts

  • Provides standards-based, hands-on training.
  • Emphasizes basic professional culinary skills.
  • Includes student externships throughout the program to build your experience and resume.

Baking and Pastry Arts

  • Study methods and techniques used throughout the baking and pastry industry.
  • Develop and execute recipes for small and large production levels.
  • Learn to effectively collaborate with team members to achieve success.

Food Service Management

  • Blends principles of business and management with food service operations.
  • Prepares you to manage food service operations in restaurants, schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities.
 
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Culinary Institute of Virginia’s High School Calendar of Events

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The Culinary Institute of Virginia periodically hosts events for High School Seniors who are interested in a career in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts and Food Service Management

The events are held at our facilities located at:
  • 2428 Almeda Ave, Norfolk, VA. 23513
  • Newport News City Center 11850 Merchants Walk, Suite 100, Newport News, Virginia 23606
  • Toll Free: 866-619-2433

Event dates and times are subject to change - please contact us by calling our toll free number above or by filling out this form.

Click here to see what we have planned for you this year!

High School Scholarship Opportunities

The Head Start Scholarship is available for high school seniors who have

  • Participated for at least one academic year in a culinary related organization
    (ProStart, CCAP, SkillsUSA or FCCLA) or,
  • taken at least one academic year in culinary classes in high school.

Click here for the application form;complete it, sign it and mail according to the terms in the form.

Early Action Scholarship is available for high school seniors who have completed their application both to a CIV program and the Early Action Scholarship by December 19th, 2014 Click here for the application form; complete it, sign it and mail according to the terms in the form.

Culinary Decathlon - Scholarship Competition: Over $50,000 in scholarships to CIV will be awarded at this year's competition, no previous competition experience necessary. Click here for the application form; complete it, sign it and mail according to the terms in the form. Please review the contest rules and ingredient list.

 
CIV Online Viewbook
 

Nationally Ranked 1st – Best for Veterans.*
*Source: Military Times Edge November 2011 – Online & Nontraditional Colleges

2012 Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities - 3rd Year*
*Source: Military Advanced Education – December 2011 Edition

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