Why We’re Different

Arizona Culinary Institute’s program was designed to make efficient use of your time and resources. In a recent poll, 76% of ACI graduates completed the program in 8 months or less!

“Wow! Only 8 months? How is that even possible?” you may ask. Our philosophy is simple. Students learn most efficiently when they are in a small group, comfortable environment, and receive personal attention from seasoned instructors. Our team consists of a diverse and well-balanced group of chef instructors with real-world experience and a genuine passion for teaching.

Another reason ACI is different is through the hands-on learning experience our students receive. As many schools move toward classroom or online formats in order to save money, we keep our students where they belong, in the kitchen. Indulge your passion for cooking by learning through trial and error and personal instruction rather than pouring through a textbook at home.