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John Folse Culinary Institute

The John Folse Culinary Institute has been identified as an Area of Excellence at Nicholls State University.

Reasons for this distinction include:

John Folse Culinary Institute

  • Offers one of only four bachelor degree programs in culinary in the United States and the only one in the state of Louisiana
  • Bachelor degree in culinary arts was the first offered in a public university in  the United States
  • Bachelor program attracts students from across the United States
  • Average ACT score for culinary students exceed the average for all students entering the University

 

John Folse Culinary Institute

  • Only culinary program in the country that provides classical culinary education, regional cuisine focus and in-depth business and science knowledge in a university setting
  • Established an exchange program with the Lyceé Hôtelier Rochelle, France and is in the process of establishing exchanges with the Lyceé Hôtelier Le Touquet, France and the University of La Rochelle, France
  • High levels of diversity in student population
  • Offers the only product development course, development of products for manufacturing, in an advanced culinary arts program in the country
  • High levels of state, regional and national exposure for the University
  • Faculty’s dedication to student activity has garnered the Institute national, regional and state awards in competition and brought major national recognition to the Institute and the University

John Folse Culinary Institute

  • Distinguished Visiting Chef’s program brings chefs of national and international acclaim to the Institute
  • Lafcadio Hearn Award program provides industry exposure at the national level
  • Degree program, continuing education potential and faculty expertise provide excellent opportunity for community outreach and showcasing of the Institute and the University
  • Unique degree programs and faculty expertise have positioned the Institute as a leader in culinary education in the country
  • Raised in excess of $500,000 in outside funding in the past three years

For more information on the Institute’s programs visit the John Folse Culinary Institute pages.

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