New England Culinary Institute

Do you love to cook? Attend the courses that New England Culinary Institute provides to convert your love into professional career.

For over 29 years, New England Culinary Institute, established in the heart of New England, and with over 500 full-time students; is providing culinary services and has created a niche on its own – small class rooms, personal attention and celebrated restaurants. The programs offered in New England Culinary Institute provide the training and real life experience required in fast-paced food and beverages industry.

NECI has faculty crew members of fifty-four belonging to impressive educational credentials and successful professional backgrounds.


Since it was founded in 1980, New England culinary Institute, a co-educational private school, situated in Montpelier, Vermont, has been providing culinary education and producing lovers of cooking into professional chefs.

Nearly 30 years ago, NECI opened with a class of seven pioneer students and now it has boasted to over 500 students of diverse background, races and ages. Throughout the history, the School has constantly added new programs to reflect the continuous change in the food and beverage industry.  The School started of with one program in1990 but in present it has expanded its culinary education programs to over nine in different areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry and hospitality and restaurant management.

Mission Statement:

The New England Culinary Institute is recognized as a leader in delivering hands-on and standard-based education in food and beverage industry.

 For over 30 years, New England Culinary Institute is focused on providing high-quality, student centered, career focused and evolving education, which is grounded in culinary arts, food, beverages, baking, pastry arts, hospitality and restaurant management. By participating in NECI`s curriculums and engaging with different national and international food and beverages, students can turn their inner potential into high-class standard professional chefs of modern dynamic world.

New England Culinary Institute – Overview:

New England Culinary Institute created in 1980, is dedicated in the deliverance of culinary art education in nine various fields of food and beverage industry. The main purpose of the institute is to provide quality and high-class skilled education that can transform a normal lover of cooking into a professional. With four cornerstones of distinction: small classes that promote active learning; strong reliance on learning by doing and real-life experience; an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning that supports NECI’s concept of the educated person; and a focus on promoting excellence in professional conduct and ethics, NECI is known as a leader in the field of food and beverage industry.

NECI Online:

In addition to on-campus classes and training New England Culinary Institute is proud to present online educational courses and has opened its gates of professional programs to the world. By understanding the modern world needs of education, NECI offers nine programs in the different fields of culinary arts to every person in the world through emerging resources of World Wide Web with educational methodologies.

The Institute provides services of fifty-four professional coaches, old student chat rooms, videos, 24/7 accessibility to online courses and library. It also incorporates both on-campus and online education to facilitate students in their daily lives.

Programs of Study:

  • Bachelors Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Bachelors Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
  • Associates Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
  • On-Line Bachelors Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
  • Certificate in Professional Cooking
  • Certificate in Baking
  • Certificate in Pastry

Programs Affiliation:

  • American Culinary Federation
  • American Institute of Wine & Food
  • Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • James Beard Foundation, Inc.
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
  • Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
*NECI is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

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