New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute

Our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts certificate programs offer five months of intensive, hands-on instruction to equip students with all the skills and inspiration they need to thrive in lifelong hospitality careers.

We’re always accepting applications. Submit yours today and fast-track yourself in the industry without breaking the bank.

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Our Facilities

You need to have the right tools to apply your creativity to your newfound knowledge.

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There Has Never Been A Better Time

To share food is to share culture and community, and in New Orleans, hospitality is our raison d’être. At NOCHI, we believe that makes us a perfect place to cultivate the next generations of talent and leadership in the food and beverage world.

NOCHI was created to be a place where culinary and hospitality careers are developed and defined, where business minds are shaped and nourished, and where innovation inspires ingenuity. Mixing great minds and industry leaders together to empower a new generation of inspired chefs and culinary visionaries, NOCHI provides students real-world instruction and training by some of the industry’s best talents.

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News & Media

Take A Tour Through Our Teaching Kitchens

Janice Cha details the partnerships that brought NOCHI to life and set us apart.

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NOCHI Names New Executive Director

Following a nationwide search, NOCHI’s governing board is pleased to name our very own Leah Sarris executive director.

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Downtown Development District to Honor NOCHI

Canal Street Beat highlights the businesses, organizations, and residents that DDD will recognize in its 2019 Downtown NOLA Awards.

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Not looking for a new career?

In New Orleans, where we’re constantly talking about our next meals, we also offer enthusiast courses: engaging workshops that connect curious cooks and eaters with some of the most passionate food and beverage experts.

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NOCHI Café by Gracious

The Café at NOCHI is open to the public. Drop in and see what’s on the menu.

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