Culinary Studies Institute

Culinary Studies Institute

The Culinary Studies Institute has been preparing aspiring chefs for a career in the food and beverage industry for decades. Dining at your favorite restaurants, you may be currently enjoying one of our alums’ cuisines. In the meantime, we invite you to come dine with us in one of our two restaurants we operate on campus to experience our students in training. We also hope you will join us for the one of our many special events we offer the community as part of our students learning experience. You can expect the best in food and service.

If you are a person who loves to create great food,  plan events and  see the results of your guests experiencing a fine dining service, a career Culinary Arts and or Hospitality Management may be for you. Come visit and learn more about what we have to offer our students at CSI. 

Culinary Studies Institute - Our students are always in good taste!

Culinary Studies Institute Orientation HELD IN ROOM J-191

 Date Time
Wednesday, October 11th 11:00am
Monday, October 16th 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 7th 11:00am
Tuesday, December 5th 5:00pm

Students are required to attend an informal culinary orientation to learn about the program requirements and scheduling prior to taking CUL-1011. The session lasts for approximately 1 hour with a tour of the facility.

Contact the office at (248) 522-3700 to reserve a seat. Sessions are held at the Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills, Room J-191.

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culinary arts degree

Culinary StudentThe Culinary Arts program is accredited with the American Culinary Federation.  Upon graduation with their AAS degree, students will receive their certified culinarian from the A.C.F.  The design of the curriculum is to prepare the student for a career in culinary arts that may lead to Executive Chef with industry experience should they seek it.  CSI faculty are experienced industry professionals dedicated to student learning and skill development in their classrooms, restaurants, and special events.  In addition to hands-on cooking and baking course work, students will learn guests services, cost analysis, menu development, wine and spirits, and event planning.  Students will have the opportunity to learn food competitions or be a part of our award winning Ice Carving Team.  CSI operates two levels of restaurants for students to develop and hone their skills to current dining operations.

Culinary Arts Information

Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate

Baking Student

The Pastry Art Certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career in Baking and Pastry Arts.  Some Pastry Chefs may specialize in breads, tortes, or even wedding cake design.  Opportunities for employment are in private clubs, fine dining restaurants, food markets, or as their own entrepreneurs.  Specialized courses include plated desserts, cake decorating, chocolate candy making, and sugar artistry.  Some students combine certification with their Culinary Arts Degree to enhance their skill development.

Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate

Restaurants

Ridgewood Café where menu items are freshly prepared by our students from scratch and change daily. Entrees include vegetable and a starch between $6 and $7.  Guests may be served by our student wait staff in our popular dining room or utilize our cafeteria and help themselves.

Reflections Restaurant, open most Thursdays for lunch at 11:15 am from mid-September thru mid-April. We are closed during semester breaks, and holidays. Select from one of three entrees with our prix fixe menu. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your lunch.

Ridgewood Bakery, purchase fresh baked goods from our bakery counter. We have a great selection of beautiful breads, pies, Danish, cookies and more. All are made in-house by our baking program students.

Resturant Program Information

Reflections