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Culinary students working in a kitchen at the Secchia Institute

Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Crisp white coats. Precision steel blades. Racks of spotless stainless cookware.

The tools of the trade you have chosen are waiting for that spark of passion and creativity you will bring to each class. When art converges with science, when talent melds with technique, those sparks create bright futures.  It's a well-kept secret that GRCC's Secchia Institute is one of the finest culinary schools in the United States.

The mission of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College is to prepare students for successful careers in the hospitality field by providing superior theoretical and hands-on education in the classical and modern culinary arts.

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Award Winning

A recent article in the national Full Service Restaurant magazine, named SICE one of America's top 20 culinary schools - among some of the the largest and well-known private schools in the nation. You'll find an extensive list of our accomplishments on page five of our program brochure.


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  • Receive a free dessert at The Heritage
  • Get a free entree on your birthday at The Heritage
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ACF Culinarians Code

As a proud member of the American Culinary Federation, I pledge to share my professional knowledge and skill with all culinarians. I will place honor, fairness, cooperation and consideration first when dealing with my colleagues. I will keep all comments professional and respectful when dealing with my colleagues. I will protect all members from the use of unfair means, unnecessary risks and unethical behavior when used against them for another’s personal gain. I will support the success, growth, and future of my colleagues and this great federation.