Small classes, hands-on learning and personal attention — for over 30 years this unique apprenticeship model has been the New England Culinary Institute’s recipe for success. With over fifty faculty members serving a student body of less than 300 students in residence, NECI students receive a level of personal attention and instruction that inspires them throughout their careers.

The College

  • Established in 1980. Private.
  • Accreditation: ACCSC
  • Enrollment four times per year
  • Widely recognized focus on culinary and hospitality education

Location Highlights

  • Montpelier campus located in the smallest state capital in the U.S.
  • Residence halls located on the shared campus of the Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • 175 acre Hubbard Park provides biking, hiking, skiing and sledding space in Montpelier
  • Many alpine and Nordic ski areas nearby
  • Easy interstate highway access to Montreal, Boston and New York City

Unique Characteristics

  • Very low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Hands-on apprenticeship-style education where students Learn by Living it
  • Personalized internships in all programs
  • Students gain real world experience preparing meals for paying customers in live food service operations
  • Lifetime career placement service support