Small classes, hands-on learning and personal attention — for over 30 years this unique apprenticeship model has been the New England Culinary Institute’s recipe for success. With over fifty faculty members serving a student body of less than 300 students in residence, NECI students receive a level of personal attention and instruction that inspires them throughout their careers.
Since 1980 NECI has grown from seven students in our first graduating class to an accomplished group of nearly 4,000 alumni. Throughout this time our commitment to small classes and intense real-life experience in a caring and personal community has never changed. Our unique and rewarding education is defined by students working side by side with skilled, dedicated chef-instructors in our celebrated teaching restaurants.