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Miami Culinary Institute

Miami Culinary Institute is a recipe for excellence. Mixing instruction in classic and innovative culinary techniques with a "green" philosophy championing sustainability and optimal nutrition, MCI offers a unique educational experience that prepares culinary professionals who can adapt and succeed in an increasingly complex industry. A hands-on approach ensures MCI's graduates know what to expect in the future so they can contribute to the evolution of food culture and a happier and healthier planet.

Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute has created the perfect recipe for culinary excellence in the 21st century. A blend of experience and vision mixed with classic skills and innovative techniques, the Institute delivers a revolutionary educational experience for students pursuing the Associate in Science degree in Culinary Arts Management.

Sustainable Elements

Miami Culinary Institute is currently silver LEED certified, an internationally-recognized green building standard developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in March 2000 to provide building owners and operators a framework for implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Notable Tuyo LEED features include:

  • Walls made of Bio-Glass – 100% recycled glass
  • A floor made of 19th and 20th century end-grain wood blocks wet-recovered from Lake Michigan
  • All wood veneers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • Solid countertops manufactured according to guidelines for eco-friendly products
  • An advanced food-waste-to-compost system in support of MCI's soil-to-soil curriculum

Learn more about the Miami Culinary Institute

Are you enthusiastic about delicious, healthy, sustainable food and wine?

The Institute offers quality food and wine programs for individuals who are passionate about the preparation and enjoyment of exceptional cuisine. Some of the world's best and most cutting-edge chefs, sommeliers and beverage producers will perform entertaining and educational demonstrations for culinary enthusiasts, as part of its Culinarium. Dynamic and inspiring, these participatory classes focus on several areas, including general culinary arts, baking and pastry, wine, health and wellness, and sustainability. Enthusiasts' events will take place in the Institute's state-of-the-art food and wine demonstration theater.

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