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 What is Culinary      Located in Boulder, Colo., and founded in 1991, Culinary School of the
  School of the        Rockies (CSR) is the premier culinary school in the Rocky Mountain
    Rockies?           region, attracting a local, regional and national following.
  What types of        Culinary School of the Rockies’ short, intensive culinary programs
  programs are         (maximum six months) are designed to make efficient use of students’
    offered?           time and resources. Culinary School of the Rockies offers three
                       programs: Culinary Arts, Chef Track and Pastry Arts.

                       These programs offer students solid training and effective career
                       coaching, supported by the school's lifetime placement assistance.
What is the Culinary   Culinary Arts is CSR’s flagship six-month program, the only one of its
  Arts Program?        kind that incorporates a mandatory five-week externship in either France
                       or Colorado, cooking alongside chefs and gaining hands-on experience.

                       The Culinary Arts Farm to Table Externship showcases a five-week,
                       hands-on experience in Colorado, allowing students to appreciate the
                       passion and commitment family farmers and artisan producers have for
                       integrative, sustainable farming practices. They participate in a
                       restaurant apprenticeship with Colorado’s finest chefs who practice
                       localism, seasonality and sustainability.

                       The Culinary Arts France Externship immerses students in French
                       culture and cuisine at the source. Students taste the flavors of Provence,
                       going behind the scenes to cook with French chefs at the historic
                       Château de Suze la Rousse, home of Université du Vin. They also
                       participate in a stage (apprenticeship) at a French restaurant, hotel or

                       The Culinary Arts France Externship Program tuition is $29,850.
                       The Culinary Arts Farm to Table Externship Program tuition is $24,850.
 What is the Chef      Chef Track is a part-time, fast and affordable program.
 Track Program?
                       Students meet just 15 hours a week, allowing them to keep full-time jobs
                       while earning a diploma. For 15 weeks, students work side by side with
                       one primary instructor and several of the area's best chefs and caterers.

                       Tuition is $7,950, which makes Chef Track the most affordable
                       professional culinary program in Colorado.
What is the Pastry     Pastry Arts is an intensive, five-week program that offers a fast and
 Arts Program?         effective route to a pastry career.

                       This program covers essential baking and pastry skills, from classic
                       French pâtisserie and confections, to plating restaurant-style desserts.
                       Tuition is $6,750.
    Who is the        After careers as a French teacher and attorney, Founder/Director Joan
    founder?          Brett started Culinary School of the Rockies in 1991.

                      Brett attended Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (now known as
                      The Institute of Culinary Education). She completed an apprenticeship at
                      the Small Wonder Café in Boulder, Colo.

                      She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Smith College in
                      Northampton, Mass., a master's degree in French and Teaching from
                      The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and a Juris Doctorate
                      from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder.
   Accreditation      Culinary School of the Rockies is nationally accredited by the
                      Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and
                      approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher
                      Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools.
Contact Information   Karen Barela
                      637 S Broadway St # H, Boulder, Colo.
                      (303) 494-7988
  Media Contact       Diane Amdur
                      JohnstonWells Public Relations
                      (303) 623-3366