Institute of Culinary Arts


The Institute of Culinary Arts at Robert Morris University Illinois provides a creative environment that simulates the culinary world. At RMU, you will work in industry-equipped kitchens, using fine ingredients and commercial-grade tools. You will work alongside professional chef instructors who share their real-world experience and encourage you to develop your own creativity. These masters of the craft teach classic foundational techniques and innovations essential to any style of cuisine. Through a methodology of demonstration followed by hands-on application, you can develop new skills and the confidence to continue your journey to a world of culinary possibilities.

The RMU Difference

Many schools today offer a quick six month certificate or diploma program in culinary arts. RMU's accredited Culinary program provides students with the cooking, management and critical thinking skills to become chefs, managers and leaders in the industry. We do more than prepare you for a job in the culinary field, we help you launch and advance an exciting, rewarding career.

Our Culinary Locations

RMU Culinary is conveniently offered at two locations: our downtown Chicago location and our Orland Park location. RMU facilities give you access to current culinary equipment and work spaces, so you get the creative, hands-on training required by today's innovative restaurants and hotels.

Contact Us

Please give us a call at 800.762.5960, or feel free to email us at for detailed directions on how to visit us.

Don't forget to check out our Scholarships page - we offer more than 25 types of scholarship awards based on talent, financial need, academic achievement, and athletic ability.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.