In 1977, Dr. Annemarie Colbin started the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in the kitchen of her Upper West Side apartment. Today, Natural Gourmet Institute is the leader in health-supportive culinary education and has graduated over 2,500 chefs from over 45 countries.
Natural Gourmet Institute provides exceptional, innovative and interdisciplinary health-supportive culinary education. Rooted in Dr. Annemarie Colbin’s seven criteria for food selection, our curriculum empowers chefs, individuals and communities to be leaders in the conversation about food and wellbeing through the preparation of healthful and delicious meals. By making mindful and deliberate decisions about the ingredients we source, we are able to advocate and utilize a sustainable food system that respects the earth’s natural resources and the people who make each meal possible.
Are you interested in starting your journey to become a professional chef? Visit Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts to find information on Chef's Training Program curriculum, start dates and tuition. Alumni and restaurants looking to hire should also click Chef's Training Program.
Just a healthy cooking enthusiast? Visit Natural Gourmet Institute for recreational classes, certificate programs and our famous vegan Friday Night Dinner.