CHEF JOHN FOLSE
CULINARY INSTITUTE
AT NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

THIBODAUX - LOUISIANA

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"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." -Frank Brigtsen, Executive Chef/Owner of Brigtsens in New Orleans

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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.

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.

Chef John Folse Culinary Class 2016

(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)
4/6/16
Jean-Paul Bourgeois in Kitchen for Bite Prep 2016

(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)
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Chef John Folse Culinary Class 2016

(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)
4/6/16
Chef Frank Brigtsen Culinary Class 2016

(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)
3/1/16

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.

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"When hiring for my kitchens I always look for aspiring chefs that have the knowledge and skills needed for the job. These students always come from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute."

-Nathan Richard, Executive Chef at Cavan in New Orleans

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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. 

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

Crawfish Day 2014

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5/2/14

More information

  • 914 E. 1st Street Thibodaux, LA 70301
  • PO Box 2099 Thibodaux, LA 70310
  • culinary@nicholls.edu
  • (985) 493-2700

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