Nestled in the heart of Louisiana’s Bayou Region, the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute 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.
My advice to anyone considering the Chef John Folse Culinary Program is to do it! It has so many unique opportunities that you will not find at other schools.
of Brigtsens in New Orleans
“Teaching is the best education. Through food, we share our culture and heritage and learn more about ourselves. Teaching at the CJFCI has given me the opportunity to pass on the knowledge and experience that I have accumulated in my career and give the culinary students a chance to develop to their fullest potential.”
16:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
A smaller class size allows for students to have more one on one time with their instructors. This specialized instruction will allow students to hone their skills based on their abilities and aspirations.
In-State Tuition For All Students
A 4-year degree from Nicholls is approximately half the cost of a 2-year degree from a private institution. With the rising cost of tuition and fees we want to give you some relief from your financial burden by offering in-state tuition to all students.
11 CONCENTRATIONS THAT PREPARE STUDENTS FOR A VARIETY OF CAREER PATHS
A variety of career paths allow our students to customize the curriculum to best prepare them for their dream career.
Chef Megan Bickford
Graduate 2008, Chef John Folse Culinary Institute
CURRENT POSITION: Chef, Commander's Palace, New Orleans, LA
Conveniently Located Near The Food Mecca Of New Orleans
We pride ourselves on teaching our students about cuisine from around the world. However, our students are a step above others because of their knowledge of cajun and creole cuisine.