San Diego Culinary Institute

The San Diego Culinary Institute is a school of the professional culinary arts offering two programs of study: the Commis Program, which prepares students with foundation in the techniques of the world’s major cuisines, and the Boulangerie et Patisserie Program, which prepares students in the arts of baking, bread-making, and pastries.

The application process is rigorous and only those students with a passion for the culinary arts and a commitment to invest in their study are accepted. As a result, every student is assured of a quality education, surrounded by students with an equal commitment to their future.

SDCI graduates work in well-paying jobs all over the world. As restaurant Chefs. As Hotel Executive Chefs. With their own kitchens and restaurants, enjoying the life of a Chef — a life they once dreamt about, just as you do now. They took that first step of making a call: make your call and step into the life you’ve been dreaming about.

The best way to learn about SDCI is to visit. And ask about sitting in on a free class. Speak with one of our Admissions Advisors at:


An operator is available to take your call now. Or fill out the following form and we’ll send you a free information kit.

A career in the culinary arts awaits you.

For SDCI Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Use this form to request your free brochure from SDCI or to request a tour appointment.

This form is your first step on the road to becoming a Chef. Discover for yourself why the San Diego Culinary Institute is a better culinary school.

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I am interested in:
Daytime Diploma Program - Cuisine - Full Time, MWF, 8am to 5pm
Daytime Diploma Program - Cuisine - Part Time, TTh, 8am to 5pm
Evening Diploma Program - Cuisine - Part Time, M-Th, 6pm to 10pm
Daytime Diploma Program - Baking and Pastry - Full Time, Tu - F, 7am to 4pm

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Do you have any cooking industry experience?
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Would you like to schedule an appointment to sit-in on a class?
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If you would like to schedule an appointment, when would you like to come in?
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Appointments are available between Mon - Thurs, 8AM - 6:30PM)
When did you graduate from High School/obtain your GED?

Finances/Tuition Options:
I would be interested in obtaining a student loan.
I am now or was in the military may be eligible for VA or GI Bill benefits.
I will not need tuition assistance.
I have other scholarship money available to me.