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Founded more than 75 years ago, Washburne Culinary Institute is one of the oldest culinary schools in the nation. Headquartered on 63rd and Halsted on the City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy-King campus, Washburne provides students with the latest culinary techniques, along with essential hands-on experience to ensure they are equipped to work in Chicago’s most successful restaurants, hotels, private clubs and other culinary establishments.

Washburne Culinary Institute is one of City Colleges of Chicago’s College to Careers sites, where we are working with industry leaders to ensure our curriculum will provide students with the skills that are most important and valuable in the working world.

Some of our College to Careers partners include:

  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Intercontinental
  • Aramark
  • Rome’s Joy Catering
  • Jimmy Bannos, a Washburne alumnus who owns Heaven on Seven and the Purple Pig restaurant