Earn your associate degree or diploma and learn the techniques professional chefs use.
Share your passion for food with your chef instructors and fellow culinary students.
Experience the flavors of global cuisines and get a taste of life in the kitchen.
Earn your associate degree or diploma and learn the techniques professional chefs use.

It's The Way We Cook.

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Success in the culinary world requires knowing proper culinary techniques, having the culinary knowledge to select the right ingredients, and feeling a true passion for cooking.

If you have a passion for cooking, success at the Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College can begin right now. Read about our culinary arts programs, answer your admissions questions, and get started today!


Turn your raw talent for cooking into a career during Culinary Institute of St. Louis' 18-month associate degree in culinary arts program or the 12-month diploma in culinary arts. You'll join like-minded culinary students and chef instructors who share your enthusiasm for everything food related.

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Incredibly delicious spread of Chinese food prepared by 11CU12!

Congratulations to the Culinary Institute of St. Louis student culinary team on their 1st place GOLD MEDAL!

Check out a review of our "Around the World Slider and Fries" event!


CISTL students have been hard at work creating raviolis during their italian cuisine study!

Congrats to our students who competed in the ACF Student Compeition! Miquel, David, Blake, Chris, and Cathy received silver medals!
Thomas and Demetra received gold! Thomas also took top honors and received a $500 scholarship!

It's been a Bananas Foster kind of day! Yum!

Congrats to Chef Chris on being featured in Feast Magazine!

(Photography by Jennifer Silverberg, for Feast Magazine)

Anyone hungry?

Students learn the art of sushi!

Happy Pi(e) Day!

Graphic design and culinary students are teaming up to design menus!

There were plenty of students AND graduates working at the ACF Chefs de Cuisine Oktoberfest event yesterday. Visit our Facebook page to see all of the photos!

Our STUCO made and decorated 1500 Christmas cookies to benefit Easter Seals Cookies and Milk with Santa event at the Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield.

Culinary field trip to Meadowbrook Country Club!

It's veal week at CISTL. Who's hungry?