Founded in 1983 in beautiful Portland, Oregon, Western Culinary Institute offers training in culinary arts, baking, and hospitality program areas, attracting students from across the US and abroad. Western Culinary Institute offers a full spectrum of culinary education combining the history and teachings of the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School with a challenging and comprehensive curriculum. Opportunities for graduates of our Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Program and Patisserie and Baking Program are promising in the expanding hospitality industry. WCI offers hands-on training under the direction of professionals who teach in the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie & Baking Programs. For our graduates, the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu designation can help open doors to a wide range of culinary opportunities in the United States and abroad.