Culinary Institute of Virginia
Culinary Institute of Virginia, of ECPI University presents a NEW PROGRAM – The Culinary Nutrition Degree!

NEW! Culinary Nutrition Degree

  • Receive hands-on culinary training while studying the science behind nutrition and dietary management.
  • Prepare for a career incorporating culinary nutrition techniques throughout the food service industry.
  • Learn to utilize food as a means of therapy to improve wellness.

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program:

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

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Baking and Pastry Arts

The Baking & Pastry Arts program:

  • 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.

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Food Service Management

The Food Service Management program:

  • 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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Featured CIV Videos

Look What's Cookin'! View the videos below to see our Chef-Instructors in action!

Tuna Shashimi
Soft-Shell Crabs
Cooking Lamb
Saveon Dessert
Carmel Sauce

High School Scholarship Opportunities

High School Senior Open House 10/22/2016
11AM-2PM - Newport News and Norfolk Locations. Housing Tour Available at 10AM

Scholarship Deadlines:

Friday, December 9, 2016 EARLY ACTION SCHOLARSHIP

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 DECATHLON APPLICATION


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When Did You Know...

That Culinary Arts Was Your Passion?

Earn Your Associate’s Degree in less than 15 Months through our Year-round Schedule

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