L'Academie de Cuisine (LAC) is the premier culinary school in the Washington, DC area and is recognized as one of the finest culinary schools in the United States. If you share our passion for creating great food and want to turn that passion into a career, LAC has your keys to success in the dynamic and growing culinary industry.

LAC has over 30 years of experience training students for the rigors of the culinary and pastry world and can ensure that you will leave our programs with the tools necessary to work in the dynamic culinary industry. Our graduates work in the finest restaurants, hotels and bakeries in the U.S. LAC's European and American trained chefs instruct students in food theory and the technical skills of food preparation. We combine classic techniques with modern American tastes and sensibilities to provide a solid foundation for a culinary or pastry career.

If you are changing careers and would rather ease into the culinary industry, LAC conveniently offers daytime and evening classes for individuals who must balance a work and school schedule.

Today, many of Washington, DC's most renowned chefs owe their success to the culinary education they received at L'Academie de Cuisine.


L'Academie de Cuisine is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an independent post-secondary educational facility offering several professional curricula. The school is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). Veterans and others eligible under Title 38 of the United States Code may apply for educational benefits for the Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts programs.
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