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The ingredients for a great career

Culinary Arts InstituteEstablished in 1996, the Culinary Arts Institute provides interdisciplinary instruction in the culinary arts, emphasizing classic cooking techniques applied to small-quantity food preparation.

In addition to a mastery of cooking skills and knowledge of food service, students also will prepare for employment and leadership in diverse areas of food studies such as food journalism, food photography and styling, nutrition and wellness, and culinary entrepreneurship.

Our graduates are working in the hospitality industry in Mississippi and across the nation.  We invite you to create your own recipe for success in the Culinary Arts Institute at The W. Our program offers state-of-the art instruction at the only institution in Mississippi offering a major in culinary arts leading to the bachelor of science degree! 



Culinology® is a partnership with Mississippi State University that combines courses offered in Culinary Arts at The W with courses that are offered in Food Science at MSU.

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CAI in Jackson


The Culinary Arts Institute has a partnership with Hinds Community College that allows students earning their associate’s degree in culinary arts at Hinds to continue their bachelor’s degree studies at the Hinds campus with instruction from MUW faculty. Students complete the required courses in business online with The W.

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