Certified to Operate by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV)
The Metropolitan Culinary Arts Institute (formerly Cookology21) offers culinary education for interested students 18+.
MCAI is happy to announce that we are now offering payment plans for tuition. Weekly and monthly payments can be made and you can start the course now and finish it within two years, paying as you go.
We are certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).
12 Weeks of Instruction - 2 Weeks Off = 14 Weeks
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9AM - 5PM
EVENINGS & SATURDAYS
22 Weeks of Instruction - 2 Weeks off = 24 Weeks
SATURDAYS 10AM - 5PM, MONDAY - THURSDAY 6PM-10PM
COST: $18,000 for all other sessions
Metropolitan Culinary Arts Institute (MCAI), is a private postsecondary school putting a 21st century spin on culinary education.
Our program was put under a microscope by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV). SCHEV protects you, the student, and gives you a voice if you have any issues with MCAI. It also makes sure that our refund policy is locked tight and the same for each person. If any issues arise you are protected.
Metropolitan Culinary Arts Institute strives to take a modern gastronomic approach to culinary education.
We are open to anyone looking to pave a new career path.
During each class you learn every dish, not just part of the dish that is assigned. Sounds like common sense right? I mean this is what you think you are paying for when you attend culinary school, but at all major culinary schools you learn the French way, which means you could walk out of culinary school not knowing how to make hollandaise sauce because it was assigned to someone else. WE DO NOT DO THIS. If it's on our curriculum, you will learn how to do it. There is no "luck of the draw" learning. This is just one of the ways MCAI is different.
The second differentiator is timing--a short comprehensive program will get you working in the industry faster, or starting your business sooner. It's smarter education not harder.
The third differentiator is that our tuition is affordable, and even if you have to get a student loan you will not being paying it off for the next 10 - 20 years.
With the 14 or 24 week programs we offer, we aim to educate our students so that they can reach their creative goals, appreciate the true meaning of hospitality, understand the business complexities of food, wine, spirits and service, and compete for a place on the line.
MCAI achieves this by:
+ Small class sizes to ensure personal instruction
+ Flexible instruction offering daytime and evening classes.
+ Certificate of Completion
+ Teaching with modern or “21st century” gastronomic techniques, tools and ingredients
+ Using online content for study and practice
+ Giving students a realistic expectation of life after graduation
+ Continuous development through student, faculty, and staff feedback
WE HAVE PAYMENT PLANS TOO!
We changed our name from Cookology21 because it was too close to our recreational school's name, Cookology, and people were getting it confused.
Have you ever dreamed about opening a food service business? This program is for the doers not the dreamers. It's a program designed to kick start your food service ideas, candy shop, cupcakery, or if you have a desire to become a personal chef to the stars. The sky is the limit.
Want to change professions? Are you looking to start a catering company or small food service company? Or maybe just want to have the satisfaction of a culinary education? Wherever you are, start right here!
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