Oregon Culinary Institute

Oregon Culinary Institute (OCI) is a privately owned, for-profit, accredited trade school located in Portland, Oregon, United States. Part of the Pioneer Pacific College system, it offers programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and restaurant management, with a curriculum to prepare graduates for the food-service industry. OCI's campus is located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of southwest Portland, and includes a restaurant staffed by students.[1] Their slogan is "Training Kitchen People".

In July 2020, Pioneer Pacific College notified the state agencies that it planned to permanently close the downtown Portland OCI location in along with other three art campuses in Portland, Beaverton and Springfield. This was in anticipation of a sharp decline in enrollment due to COVID-19.[2][3][4]

HistoryEdit

In 2006, Eric Stromquist and Brian Wilke started Oregon Culinary Institute.[5]

Facilities and programsEdit

OCI's programs are taught in a 10,000 square foot (930 m2) campus that includes lecture classrooms and three computer labs.[6] OCI teaches and employs sustainable business practices, including partnering with farmers,[7] ranchers, and fishermen to source local ingredients.

Chef Daniel Brophy shot allegedly by his wife onsite. She is awaiting trial for murder.[8]

RestaurantEdit

As an extension of the culinary arts, baking and pastry,[9] and restaurant management classrooms, OCI has an open-to-the-public restaurant able to accommodate up to 50 guests. Students prepare and serve all lunches and dinners. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday, offering a three-course lunch and a four-course dinner.[10]

AccreditationEdit

Oregon Culinary Institute is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This includes recognition from the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Restaurant". Oregon Culinary Institute. Retrieved December 17, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Rogoway, Mike (21 July 2020). "Oregon Culinary Institute, Pioneer Pacific College say they're closing permanently". The Oregonian. Retrieved 24 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Manning, Rob (21 July 2020). "For-profit Pioneer Pacific College Closes 3 Campuses, Lays Off 131 Employees". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 24 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Official filing with the state" (PDF). Retrieved 24 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "You're in the Game - Orientation" (PDF). www.oregonculinaryinstitute.com. Oregon Culinary Institute. Retrieved 24 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ McKeever, Amy (July 26, 2013). "Vitaly Paley on Affordable Culinary Schools". Eater. Retrieved January 20, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Pokorny, Kim (April 22, 2013). "Edible Garden tips for Spring from Chef Dan Brophy of Oregon Culinary Institute". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 20, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Hoffman, Maggie (January 30, 2014). "Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wine for Roast Chicken". Serious Eats. Retrieved January 31, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Levine, Sara (February 13, 2014). "How to make a perfect chocolate soufflé". Food Network. Retrieved February 14, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Manzano, Alexandra (July 21, 2010). "Cheap Eats: Oregon Culinary Institute". The Oregonian. Retrieved December 16, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 45°31′05.0″N 122°41′29.6″W / 45.518056°N 122.691556°W / 45.518056; -122.691556