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A good chef feels right at home in the kitchen. For students at Nicholls State University’s Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, the kitchen is both the classroom and home away from home on campus.

Nestled in the heart of Louisiana’s Bayou Region, CJFCI invites aspiring chefs with an adventurous palate and an insatiable desire to work in the food and service industries to pursue a Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science degree in culinary arts at Nicholls, currently the only post-secondary institution in Louisiana offering a four-year culinary degree.

CJFCI graduates are consistently recognized as industry leaders and gain valuable work experience through curriculum-based programs like Le Bistro and externships offered at leading restaurants and food and beverage service providers.

Beginning in fall 2015, CJFCI will invite students, faculty and staff into its new 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, complete with expanded kitchens, lecture classrooms and a full-service restaurant.

If a career in culinary arts sounds appetizing to you, call 985.493.2700 to schedule a tour of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University. We look forward to welcoming you to our Thibodaux campus and learning more about your culinary interests.

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 The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute is proud to be the only U.S. school in the prestigious
Institut Paul Bocuse Alliance



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