1.  Completed application form 

2.  A non-refundable application fee of $25

3.  A 200 word essay on why you have chosen a culinary career, your reasons for applying to the Napa Valley Cooking School, your research into the culinary field, and your future goals.

4.  A reference letter.

5.  A tour of the school and personal interview. Arrangements can be made for out of state/country applicants.  

International Students

We welcome students from around the world to train for their career as a Professional Chef here at the Napa Valley Cooking School.  Please review the Admissions Requirements for International Students at the following college website page:


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