Providing A Seat At The Table For All.

NOCHI’s mission is to provide a seat at the table for all people seeking to develop their culinary passion–not just aspiring professionals, but locals and visitors from around the world who want to study the techniques to great cooking and the elements that have defined New Orleans’ unique brand of hospitality.  For 300 years, New Orleans has turned out some of the most beloved flavors, restaurants and chefs.  We believe the city’s rich culinary heritage and culture makes the perfect setting for an institute where the next generations of talent and leadership for the industry will be developed.

Consider this an open invitation to see what New Orleans’ first culinary school has to offer you!

NOCHI Facilities

We Provide The Tools – You Grow Your Talent

New Orleans is a culinary mecca, and NOCHI is located right in the heart of it all. In a five-story, 90,000-square-foot building, NOCHI offers students a wealth of professional resources in a state-of-the-art facility with teaching kitchens, a wine & spirits lab, lecture classrooms and computer labs. Everything you will need to master your creativity and make the most of your opportunity will be provided for you at NOCHI.

NOCHI’s Governing Board

The governing board of NOCHI is composed of a blend of industry and civic leaders.

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NOCHI’s Donors

Supporting NOCHI provides you an opportunity to honor the past while embracing the future.

NOCHI is building on New Orleans’ legacy as a truly world-class culinary and hospitality city; we’re working to keep it this way for the next 300 years.

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Breaking Ground!

Jennifer Larino from takes a peek at the new NOCHI site during the February ground breaking event.

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Gaining Momentum

Ian McNulty from The New Orleans Advocate writes about the gaining momentum behind NOCHI.

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Spring 2019 Classes Begin

January 07, 2019

Classes Begin

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019

No classes

NOCHI Faculty Days

February 12, 2019 - February 13, 2019

No classes

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Contact Us

725 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(t): 504-891-4060
(f): 844-273-6208

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