Professional Plant-Based Chef Training
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts is proud to offer one of the only plant-based, health-supportive professional chef training programs in the world. Our program prepares you to meet the new consumer demands for natural, organic and nourishing food, making you more valuable in the culinary market. At the Natural Epicurean you will be able to gain these in-demand skills with hands-on training in a friendly, collaborative learning environment!
About the Program
Our 900-hour professional chef training includes a combination of hands-on learning, lecture, kitchen assisting and an externship program. The curriculum is built around 5 plant-based cuisines and cooking styles which we call Healing Cuisines. In addition, the program includes coursework in the Science of Plant-Based Nutrition and Health Supportive Baking.
Located in Beautiful Austin, Texas
A beautiful city with a thriving local food community. Meet some of the Local Faculty that you will train with.
Our Program is Certificate Based
We are a professional program certified by the Texas Workforce Commission.
Career Planning & Business Training Will Help You Succeed
We have an excellent Student Services and Admissions team to support you every step of the way on your culinary journey. Learn about upcoming Scholarship Opportunities.
We offer Day, Evening and Weekend course schedules and enroll new students quarterly. Learn about our Tuition Schedule.
- WINTER 2016: January 14, 2016
- SPRING 2016: April 11, 2016
- SUMMER 2016: July 5, 2016
- FALL 2016: Day – September 26, 2016
- FALL 2016: Evening – August 16, 2016
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If you have more questions, please see our FAQ or fill out our contact form.
Download Program Brochure
To learn more about our professional culinary training and download the program brochure, complete the form below and an admissions representative will reach out to discuss your career goals: