Oregon Culinary Institute
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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. 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.
In 2006, Eric Stromquist and Brian Wilke started Oregon Culinary Institute.
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. OCI teaches and employs sustainable business practices, including partnering with farmers, ranchers, and fishermen to source local ingredients.
Chef Daniel Brophy shot allegedly by his wife onsite. She is awaiting trial for murder.
As an extension of the culinary arts, baking and pastry, 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.
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.
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