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L'Academie de Cuisine Announces Partnership with The Hill School to Hold Cooking Classes in Its New State-of-the-Art Kitchen

L'Academie de Cuisine, the original cooking school in the Washington, D.C., recently expanded its reach in partnership with The Hill School on Capitol Hill to hold recreational cooking classes in its new cultural center. The historical building is the Old Naval Hospital, a landmark of the Capitol Hill neighborhood that has been transformed into Hill Center, a vibrant, campus-like hub for cultural enrichment, lifelong learning and civic engagement. Chef and L’Academie founder François Dionot kicked off cooking classes on June 9 with a mouthwatering spring menu.

In 2005, L’Academie was named one of the “Top Ten” Culinary Schools in the United States. The Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts programs (daytime and evening) provide a course of study in the theory and techniques of classic French cuisine with an emphasis on fine-food planning, preparation and presentation. L’Academie de Cuisine offers small class sizes so students receive personal attention and expert instruction under the direction of European- and American-trained chefs and pastry chefs. The professional program includes a paid externship for students to work in fine-dining restaurants, hotels and bakeries in the Washington, D.C., area as well as externships nationwide.

for an application or contact LAC’s Admissions Department for more details at (800) 664-CHEF (2433), x201, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Professional Culinary Arts Programs begin each January, March (evening) April, July, August (evening) and September.

In addition, L’Academie de Cuisine has offered more than 1,000 recreational cooking classes at two locations in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Md., since 1976. Other areas of study include continuing education and private events.