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    State-of-the-art Teaching Kitchens

    Learn by doing in Washburne’s 150,000 sq. ft. commercial grade, culinary teaching facilities.

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    Hands-on Training; Real-World Opportunities

    Hone your skills in fully-functioning Washburne restaurants and pastry shop.

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    Experienced Chefs are Instructors

    Learn the basics coupled with the newest trends from our experienced chef-instructors that help harness your creativity and foster innovation.

Real-World Training

Backed by 70 Years of Culinary Tradition

Washburne Culinary Institute is one of the oldest culinary schools in the nation. Headquartered on 63rd and Halsted on the City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy-King campus, Washburne marries the latest culinary techniques with the hands-on experience to ensure that our graduates receive world-class culinary and hospitality training. The Washburne tradition produces graduates who are well-rounded individuals ready to work in Chicago’s most successful restaurants.