Professional Culinary Program

19808_10151295796641130_456880938_nThe Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts is proud to offer one of the only plant-based, health-supportive professional chef training programs in the country. Learn natural, organic and nourishing food preparation with hands-on training in a friendly, collaborative learning environment!

Upcoming Tracks & Dates

2015-16 Start Dates—Austin, Texas

  • June 29, 2015
  • August 28, 2015: Evenings and Weekends!
  • September 21, 2015
  • January 11, 2016: Evenings and Weekends!
  • January 14, 2016

Download 2015-2016 catalog

Our Method

The coursework for our 900 hour professional chef training program is divided into five core modalities:

  1. Vegetarian
  2. Vegan
  3. Raw & Living Foods
  4. Macrobiotic 
  5. Ayurvedic

The program also includes:

  • Assistantship & Externship opportunities
  • Career Planning & Business Training
  • Science of Plant Based Nutrition
  • Health Supportive Baking and Pastry

Meet Our Instructors
Tuition Schedule
Admission Application

To learn more about our Professional Culinary Program, please complete the following form:

Upcoming Open Houses

Interested in join the next progressional track? Join us for an Open House, we’ll discuss:

  • why we teach a plant-based culinary education
  • the 900-hour Professional Chef Training Program
  • career paths for health-supportive culinary professionals
  • tuition, scholarships, and time commitments
  • immersion and online courses available to the public

See a full list upcoming dates for of Open Houses here


More questions? 

Please contact us now at 512.476.2276 or email us at [email protected], or use the contact form at right, for more information or to reserve your space.