(PRWEB) June 1, 2005
One hundred fifty leading food editors, journalists, and industry luminaries were asked to determine Âtop tierÂ and Âsecond tierÂ schools. Based on their responses, LÂAcademie de Cuisine placed in the Top Ten.
Criteria used in judging included instructor experience, the number of 4-Star chefs on the faculty, student-to-teacher ratio, job placement, cost, and alumni network.
Francois Dionot, Director of LÂAcademie de Cuisine, was pleased but not surprised that the culinary arts school he founded in 1976 was recognized by the culinary community. ÂIt has taken 29 years of hard work, but I am delighted that LÂAcademie has been recognized among the best culinary arts schools in the country. Our graduates are truly professionals. They are among the hardest working and most talented cooks in the business, and we receive great support from the fine dining establishments in the Washington area as well as around the country who hire our students and graduates in their kitchens,Â said Chef Dionot.
New culinary arts training programs are beginning in July and October of 2005. At LÂAcademie de Cuisine, students can study:
- Culinary Arts, with emphasis on French cuisine and techniques
- Pastry Arts, from tiny hors dÂoeuvres to elaborate wedding cakes
- And Recreational Classes for both beginners and experienced cooks
ÂLÂAcademie de CuisineÂs small classes and hands-on instruction with professionally trained chefs is a winning combination for training the chefs and pastry chefs of the next generation,Â said Mark Ramsdell, Head Instructor in LÂAcademieÂs acclaimed Pastry Arts Program.
About LÂAcademie de Cuisine
Founded in 1976, L'Academie de Cuisine is the Premier Culinary Arts School in the Washington, DC area. The school offers professional culinary arts career training beginning in July, October, January and April of each year. Other areas of study include part-time professional classes, continuing education, corporate team building, and a wide variety of recreational classes.
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