Culinary Arts School L’Academie de Cuisine Rated One of “Top Ten” Culinary Schools in United States

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L’Academie de Cuisine was recently recognized as one of the “Top Ten Rated Culinary Schools in the United States and Canada” for their culinary arts program

One hundred fifty leading food editors, journalists, and industry luminaries were asked to determine “top tier” and “second tier” schools. Based on their responses, L’Academie 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 L’Academie de Cuisine, was pleased but not surprised that the culinary arts school he founded in 1976 was recognized by the culinary community. “It has taken 29 years of hard work, but I am delighted that L’Academie 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,” said Chef Dionot.

New culinary arts training programs are beginning in July and October of 2005. At L’Academie de Cuisine, students can study:

  • Culinary Arts, with emphasis on French cuisine and techniques
  • Pastry Arts, from tiny hors d’oeuvres to elaborate wedding cakes
  • And Recreational Classes for both beginners and experienced cooks

“L’Academie de Cuisine’s 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,” said Mark Ramsdell, Head Instructor in L’Academie’s acclaimed Pastry Arts Program.

For additional information on L’Academie’s award-winning culinary arts programs, call L’Academie de Cuisine at 301-670-8670 or download an application at

About L’Academie 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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