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Welcome to the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas

Formerly the Culinary Training Academy

We provide various training for entry-level and incumbent workers in the Las Vegas hospitality industry. As a labor-management trust, the Academy has invaluable partnerships with the Culinary Union 226, Bartenders Union 165, and 26 major properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Our goal is to provide high-quality training that will enable people to have great careers in the hospitality industry, with good wages, opportunities for career advancement, and health and retirement benefits.

The Academy is an internationally recognized model for workplace education and vocational training. Students receive real-world training through our restaurant, the Westside Bistro, and our catering division, Culinary Arts Catering, which provides banquets at our events center. In addition, the Academy is a caterer for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the operator of the Springs Cafe and catering services at the Springs Preserve.

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas plays an important
role in the community, working to overcome poverty
and unemployment.

Since our beginnings in 1993, we have trained more than 40,000 people for our participating employers in the hospitality industry. All classes are licensed by the Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education.

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, age or any other protected characteristic.

Special Hands-on Cooking Workshop Open to the Public: Baking and Breaking Bread
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014
$75 includes recipes and bread to take home
For more information email or call 924-2171


Thanks to our community partners
for their generous donation of products and services: