Our culinary graduates have the skills employers demand

You will find alumni from Northwest Culinary Institute working at restaurants and foodservice operations all over the country including:

12 Baskets Catering
23 hoyt
Alderwood Hotel
Allyson’s Kitchen
Bella Cucina Catering
Blackstone American Grill
Cajun House
Darma Blue Restaurant
Flathead Lake Lodge Hard Rock Hotel
Heritage Retirement Community
Hilton Hotel
Jake’s Bar and Grill
Klondike Steakhouse

Laurel Parc in Bethany Village
Lexington House Retirement Home
Mantra Wine Bistro
Marmalade Restaurant
Norwegian Cruise Line
Rosemary Cafe
Sacred Grounds Catering
Shelby’s Restaurant
Shenanigans Restaurant
Simply Thyme Catering
Skamania Lodge
Spirit Mountain Casino
The Ashley Inn

The Buzz Inn The Hampton
Alzheimers Community
The Restaurant at the Historic Reserve
Tommy O’s
University Club
US Maritime Merchant Marines
VA Medical Center
NW Bagel DeliOutback Steak House
Portland Convention Center
Princess Denali Resort
Red Lion Hotels
Ringside Restaurant
Roots Restaurant

Our students are trained through various hands-on experiences and graduate with the skills they’ll use to compete for jobs in their industry. We know that employers appreciate our unique instruction—that’s why they come to us to find professional, skilled workers.


To find the ideal fit in the culinary realm, our students spend hands-on time in the field in the form of an internship. Students test the skills they’ve learned by completing their internship at local restaurants during the last four weeks of the program.

Job Placement

At Northwest Culinary Institute, we thrive on our students’ success. Our ultimate goal is for every student to discover an exciting career path that results in rewarding employment. Graduates of Northwest Culinary Institute are qualified to work in a broad range of positions including sous chef, line chef, and catering at a variety of restaurant and foodservice facilities.

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