Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

Age Requirements: Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in cooking classes. For those younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian as a guarantor

Level of English Language: If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate an intermediate English language level.

Is previous culinary experience necessary?
No previous experience is necessary.

How do I book?
Contact us
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When do I need to pay?
To book your place on the course, a non-refundable $ 1500 deposit needs to be paid. The remaining amount must be paid at least four weeks before the starting date.

How can I pay?
We accept payment made by cash, bank transfer, cheque, major credit cards (for deposit only).

Do you offer financial aid?
For financial aid, please contact our Accounting Department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can I contact my Job Centre for financial aid?
Yes. We will provide all the course information you need and you can contact your Job centre Adviser who will study each case individually and decide if the student is eligible.

I work full time, can I attend the course during the evening or the weekend?
Yes, we do personalized courses to suit the times and needs of each person. To do this, make an appointment with our staff and explain which your situation is, and a customized course will be designed for you.

Is there a job placement programme for career students?
Several restaurants in New York contact the school to hire professional chefs. We arrange interviews for our students.

Does your school offer student accommodation?
Chef Academy of New York collaborates with a reputable Real Estate Agency that finds accommodation for our students. If you need accommodation, inform our staff when you book your course, and they will provide the agency’s contact details.

I am an international student, do I need a student visa?
International students, if not from US, may require a Student Visa to engage in Advanced Professional Chef Course of six months. Note that you can undertake the Professional Chef Course and Professional Chef Course - Italian Cuisine which are less than three months duration on a Visitor Visa. However, each case will be studied individually.

What is your Cancellations and Refunds Policy?
Please refer to Terms and Conditions page for details.

Can I change the starting date if I can’t attend the course?
You can change your booking with 21 days notice. Chef Academy will change your starting date if there are still places available for the future course you wish to do. If any place left, you will be entitled for a full refund of course fees paid, less the £500 deposit which is non-refundable.
No courses fee refunds will be made for changes made less than 21 days before the course starting date.

I am allergic to certain foods or I have special dietary requirement, is that a problem to enroll to the course?
Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Chef Academy will be happy to customize your course, however it must be discussed before the approval.

Chef Academy of New York

We proudly introduce our Academy for Chefs opening in New York! In a warm and pleasant atmosphere, we are ready to teach you how to become a professional chef and how to adapt to any type of catering environment.

Our programs are of great value and are oriented to highlight skills, custom techniques, team management, and much more!

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Chef Academy of New York

Chef Academy began in Italy in 2007. We then opened in London in 2012. Due to high demand and huge success, we are now expanding to the US. We are the one of the leading professional training academy's for Head Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Restaurant Managers.
If you require any further information, contact one of our team today.
1180 Ave of the Americas, Rockefeller Center - 8th Floor, New York - NY 10036