Park City Culinary Institute to Open New Culinary School in Salt Lake City.

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Construction Underway on New State Street Location; Day and Evening Programs Begin in January, 2017.

Today, Laurie Moldawer, founder and CEO of Park City Culinary Institute announced that the Park City Culinary Institute (PCCI) will be opening a new culinary school in Salt Lake City in January, 2017. The new school is located at 1484 South State Street, an area becoming known for international cuisine and nightlife. Neighbors include Tosh’s Ramen, Mahider Ethiopian Restaurant and Piper Down.

PCCI will retain its current space in Park City, UT at the Deer Valley Club for catered private events and corporate team-building programs. Once the new facility is fully operational, nearly all of PCCI’s Certificate Programs in Culinary Arts will be held at the new Salt Lake location.

Said Moldawer, “With students driving from hours away, we knew we needed to be in Salt Lake City. It’s remarkable how many students have driven up to Deer Valley since we opened in 2013. After graduating dozens of students over the years, we knew exactly what type of facility we wanted, and that Salt Lake City was the place.”

The school tapped Kin Ng of MJSA Architecture to design the project. Ng has designed many of the area’s most fun restaurant spaces including Wasatch Brew Pub, Squatters and Pago, as well as incubator Church and State. High-end commercial equipment basks in natural light from dramatic skylights, surrounded by red brick and an exposed barrel roof. The atmosphere allows students to immerse themselves in cooking, and be endlessly inspired at the same time.

Whether someone wants to start their own business, or change careers, they are drawn to Park City Culinary Institute. The school attracts students straight out of high school, to people with college and graduate degrees. Novice cooks attend as well as experienced cooks and restaurant owners. They all agree that small classes, personalized attention, and hands-on training with Award-Winning Chefs is what it takes to build a solid foundation.

Said Moldawer, “Other culinary schools were starting to rip off students. We wanted to offer a sensible alternative. A fast, affordable way to go to Culinary School. Without the debt load of a 2-year degree.”

Classes are already filling up for 2017. An evening program is now available, as well as a Level II Certificate for people who want to continue their education. New students can now choose between 8-week and 16-week programs.
The 2017 schedule is as follows:

Level I Daytime Programs: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm with a light lunch during class

Options for a Daytime Session:
January 9 to March 2
March 6 to April 27
May 1 to June 23
June 26 to August 18
October 16 to December 8

New Level I Evening Program: 3 days a week for 15 weeks, Tuesday through Thursday, 6pm to 9:30pm. A light dinner is available before class

January 31 to May 12
Same 160 hours as the day program, but after work!

New Level II Program: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm with a light lunch during class

August 21 to October 13
If you’ve taken our Regular Two-Month Level I Program and you’re ready to up your game to an even higher level, this is for you. 
Tuition and fees for all Level I Daytime and Evening programs is just $8,900 for the complete hands-on immersive experience, including $700 of knives, uniform, and meal during class.  For alumni stepping up to Level II, tuition is $8,300.  New students can save by signing up for Level I and Level II together, for $16,700 – that's a $500 savings.

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About Park City Culinary Institute:
PCCI offers an immersive, hands-on culinary school taught by award-winning chefs with real industry experience. Instructors have owned restaurants, and managed top-tier food and beverage operations. Students spend 160 hours in each program, learning and sharpening their basic skills with hands-on practice preparing classic and modern dishes. Tuition is $8,900 including a Wusthof Classic Ikon knife set worth $700, chef jackets, aprons, chef pants, chef hat, and a light meal each day during class. Graduates are awarded a Professional Certificate in the Culinary Arts upon completion of the program. PCCI is Registered with the State of Utah to offer professional training and degrees, bonded and insured.

For Hi-Res photos, school tours, interview requests and additional information:
Laurie Moldawer, laurie(at)pcculinary(dot)com, 917-400-2239 or
Robin Whitney, robin(at)whitneyonline(dot)com, 435-640-0740

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